We Hold These Truths To Be Self-Evident
CUNA has produced a 15-minute video on lobbying "do's and don'ts" that will be broadcast on the in-room TV networks that appear in the four major hotels housing participants attending its Governmental Affairs Conference this week.
The video includes an introduction by CUNA President and CEO Dan Mica, and three skits by key members of the CUNA Governmental Affairs staff (as well as professional actors). The skits focus on what's acceptable-and what's amiss-in getting a message effectively to Members of Congress.
Additionally, the program features and an interview with U.S. Rep. Paul Kanjorski (D-PA), who offers the perspective of a member of Congress, and his expectations in meeting with constituents.
Three key points are made in the video: be on time, be prepared, strive to provide a "different perspective" quickly, professionally and graciously.
The meeting is expected to draw several thousand people to Washington.