PACs Politics & Grassroots

Become a Hill Whisperer - Redux

Hosted by the PACs, Politics, & Grassroots Task Force
March 2, 2015

On Monday, March 2 the PACs, Politics & Grassroots conference presented the back-by-popular-demand session, Become a Hill Whisperer - Redux.  The event, hosted by Cook Political, was well attended and provided great insight into understanding the nuances of communicating with the Hill.  Susie Gorden, Vice President at the Congressional Management Foundation, moderated the panel of current and former Hill staffers who discussed variations on the theme of how to communicate so congress will listen. The topic is clearly one of great interest to WGR membership Ė please stay tuned for similar panels as an ongoing feature in WGR programming and don't miss the PPG Conference "Frontline Females Make it Happen" on April 9, 2015.

 


Become a Hill Whisperer
Hosted by the PACs, Politics & Grassroots Task Force
October 16, 2014



WGRís PACs, Politics & Grassroots Task Force hosted a lively discussion about cracking the code of effectively communicating with Congress.  Vocus sponsored the sold-out event featuring Susie Gorden from the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) which took place in the Capitol Hill Office of Control Point Group.  Susie shared insights that CMF has learned during their more than a decade of researching and studying communications between Members of Congress and their constituents.  Susie revealed that while 95% of Members say that staying in touch with their constituents is the utmost importance only 16% of constituents believe their representatives in Congress care what they think.  The disparity creates plenty of frustration from both ends.  The event also featured a candid, insightful discussion with four (4) Hill staffers who addressed the dos and doníts  to creating meaningful exchanges with Members of Congress.  Attendees asked and received frank answers to their questions and left with a bounty of ideas for developing better strategies for engaging with Members.  Clearly a topic of interest, the PPG task force is planning follow up sessions in 2015.