Editor’s Note: Dr. David K. Rehr is moderating the panel “Getting Heard in Washington: Communication Strategies That Work,” with featured guests Anna Palmer, senior reporter/columnist, Politico and Jeffrey Davis, senior vice president, AARP at the PRSA 2014 International Conference on Monday, Oct. 13, from 10–11:15 a.m. The following is a guest post previewing their session.
What kind of communication is received on Capitol Hill?
Imagine you work on Capitol Hill, either as an elected member of Congress or as a congressional staffer. Every day, literally tens of thousands of constituents, special interest groups, non-profit organizations, private business interests, embassy representatives or academic experts send you messages to impact your decision-making on public policy issues being considered in the U.S. Congress.