If you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C. and you are interested in meeting with your member of congress or a congressional staff member while in D.C., keep these simple steps in mind to ensure a successful visit. If you would like to have the assistance of the APS Washington representative, you may contact any of the PPB members or the APS Washington representative, Kellye Eversole, directly (firstname.lastname@example.org; or 301.263.9445).
Maintaining a simple message when visiting D.C. will be key to the success of your efforts. In order to ensure that your message is clear, be sure to identify prior to your arrival who you are representing with your visit.
Setting up an appointment is as simple as contacting the Representative or Senator from your state or other states.
Preparation is very important to a successful experience. Prior to your meetings, consider the following:
Your efforts have helped raise the awareness of plant pathology and the APS. Please let tell PPB about your efforts and how your meetings went, if you had the information you needed, and your feeling on whether it is worth trying again.