What if a staffer asks me what should be cut from the budget to save money?
Most will not, but if you do get this question, our response is that we recognize that there are spending priorities, but that it is up to Congress to make those decisions. We believe that our programs should be a priority.
What if a staffer asks for follow-up?
Refer them to Kevin Cain at AAVMC. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org. This is at the top of each one-pager. Staffers may ask about appropriations request deadlines. We are aware of those, so just refer them to me. You should also feel free to email the ...
What happens in meetings with Members of Congress and staff?
Generally, one person in the group takes the lead. If the Dean is present, he or she is usually that person. The group usually has 15-20 minutes to make their advocacy “ask” of the Member or the staffer. You will have leave behind packets that are ...