On October 1, 2007, CMF held the Communicating with Congress Conference, providing a forum for information sharing, education, and problem-solving with all sides of the communications equation. Panels were made up of experts from representatives from Member offices, citizen groups, communications vendors, and the technology industry. It also included a preview of the data obtained through a national survey of citizens to find out their practices, perceptions, and expectations of their communications with Capitol Hill.
- Detailed agenda
- Handouts: Conference-program 2.3 Mb and Conference-testimony 2.5 Mb
- Roll Call article: "CMF Tries to End E-mail 'Arms Race'" (login req'd)
CMF would like to thank Online Video Service for their generous hosting of the Communicating with Congress Conference videos.
- Panel 1 The Process: How Do Messages Get from Citizens to Capitol Hill and Back?
- Panel 2 The Problems: What About Constituent Communications Isn't Working?
- Panel 3 The Solutions: Options for a New Model for Constituent Communications that Works for Everyone