The Advocacy Gap: What Congress Really Does with All Those Emails (video)

Shayna Englin presents her research on the disconnect between advocacy and the congressional decision making process at the 2012 Personal Democracy Forum, including recommendations for closing the "advocacy" gap between elected officials and advocates.

Her key points include:

1. List building is not advocacy
2. Invest in making high-impact activities easier (i.e. meeting with elected officials)
3. Recruit out of DC (i.e. build relationships at district offices)
4. The relationship between voters and leaders hasn't changed

(Shayna's presentation begins at 1:40)

Date: 2012
Authors: Shayna Englin
Strategic Approach: Engagement
Strategic Approach: Engagement

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