How to Email Congress and Make It Count
By Chris Nehls
Reports that email is dead as an advocacy tool have been greatly exaggerated—and nowhere is this notion more true than on Capitol Hill.
Even with the growing sophistication of social media platforms, stodgy old email remains the most important form of communication for constituents and office holders. Though mass emailings have made the tool a blessing and a curse for congressional offices, email still remains the most cost-effective way to communicate. And with the election adding a major cast of new faces— both lawmakers and their staff—those who want to influence Congress in coming weeks will need to know how to use it to best effect.