SOPA and PIPA Advocacy Efforts Show the Components of Successful Campaigns

March 2, 2012 | By

Cross-posted from the Congressional Management Foundation blog Much ballyhoo has been made about the loosely coordinated mid-January effort to encourage citizens to contact Congress and voice opposition to two pieces of Internet-related legislation. The much-publicized darkening of major websites has been hailed as a wake-up call for Internet advocates. However, the strategies and tactics of […]

Capitol Hill Experiencing Huge Increase in Constituent Mail

October 4, 2011 | By

Cross-posted from Congressional Management Foundation Congressional offices are receiving between 200 to 1,000 percent more constituent communications than they were ten years ago. Despite the increase, a survey of congressional staff indicates that 90 percent believe constituent communications remains a “high priority” for the office. But sizable percentages of staff report that their offices are […]

#Social Congress: Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill

July 26, 2011 | By

The Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) today released the first study of congressional staff views of social media, and how it is being used by Congressional Offices. #SocialCongress:  Perceptions and Use of Social Media on Capitol Hill shows that most Members of Congress have thoroughly integrated social media into their communications operations, and are using new […]

Daily Specials

April 15, 2011 | By

Bloomberg Checks In (Tech President) Mayor Bloomberg stopped by Foursquare’s New York City headquarters to declare Saturday, “Foursquare Day.” How The Public Is Heard (A More Perfect Union) This video discusses how citizens’ voices are heard on Capitol Hill. Don’t forget to sign up for K Street Café’s mailing-list to receive news about exclusive content […]

Daily Specials

March 1, 2011 | By

Social Media Not So Hot On the Hill (Politico) The explosion of social media on the Hill has become an excellent way for lawmakers to get their message to constituents, however, some staffers aren’t thrilled with these online tools. HOW TO: Implement a Social Good Campaign on Facebook (Mashable) Five ways to take advantage of […]

Daily Specials

February 1, 2011 | By

Do Not Blast: Hill Staffers Want Personalized Notes, Digital or Otherwise (Tech President) Email and the Internet are making it easier for the public to reach out to senators and representatives, but that doesn’t mean there’s been a corresponding boom in the public’s ability to shape the course of events happening. Twitter, as a Helpmate, […]

Meet ‘N Tweet: Capitol Hill’s New Press Conference

January 13, 2011 | By

By Michael Wm. Schick For the most part, politicians like cameras (unless, of course, they are in trouble). But assuming they are not, they really do like to be in the spotlight. They come alive when the lights turn on and the cameras flash and roll. As a former press spokesman for a US Senator, […]