How To Get Your Elected Officials To Actually Listen To You

A seasoned government employee shares the best ways of being heard.

November 14, 2016

The election of Donald Trump has launched protests around the United States, and even galvanized a ton of new activists into action. For anyone seeking the most effective way of channeling that new willpower into tangible change, a handy guide was tweeted out by Emily Ellsworth, a former Congressional staffer for Republican representatives Jason Chaffetz and Chris Stewart. according to CNN.

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"I worked for Congress for 6 years," she wrote, "and here's what I learned about how they listen to constituents." The biggest lesson? Phone calls and attending town halls are better than emails and online communication (though letters are good too). Ellsworth shared all of her tweets in the above Storify, and answered a few questions from other Twitter users, which you can read below. Find your representative in the United States House here.

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