Recess: Congress is Out But There’s Still Plenty To Do

 In CQ Connectivity

August can be a slow month for the advocacy community with Congress out of session until early September. However, your advocacy programs can still make the most of the summer lull to bolster your ability to press for legislative priorities in the fall term.

Here are a few ways to sustain activity during the recess:

Advocate in the District
Surrounded by constituents and electors, members of congress are particularly impressionable in their home districts.

  • Run an advertisement in the local newspaper.
  • Schedule meetings with advocates or plan an event in the district.

Evaluate Your Progress
Hold internal meetings of staff and/or volunteers to evaluate the progress of your advocacy program. Look back to see…


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