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Leslie Mozingo serves as a federal government relations consultant to the NCACC. After graduating from the University of Alabama in 1988, Leslie immediately moved to Washington, D.C. to start working for a Congressman. She left Capitol Hill to become a federal lobbyist in a firm where she remained for nearly 23 years until she launched Strategics Consulting. Contact Leslie at (202) 255-5760 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: www.strategics.consulting.
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Posted on July 20, 2016 at 10:55 AM by Todd McGee
Congress annually breaks from all legislative activity during the month of August to allow for time in home states in order to connect with constituents and potential voters. Members typically hold Town Hall meetings or participate in local civic events, particularly during election years. As a result, August provides an ideal time to meet with your Members of Congress locally, saving both time and money compared to scheduling the same meeting in Washington, D.C. Take advantage of this opportunity to reinforce the importance of county issues, thank them for items accomplished and request action needed before the end of the 114th Congress.
Any legislation not signed into law before the end of the Second Session of any Congress, such as now with the impending adjournment sine die of the 114th Congress, must start the whole process over during the next Congress. Therefore, meetings locally during the August Recess are extremely timely. Hearing from local elected officials can often change the minds of federal lawmakers. Meeting personally outside of D.C. also helps you develop, improve and maintain important, personal and political relationships with your Congressional members.
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