District office visits are a great choice for an action. You can customize them to fit the tone and message you’re going for, they’re effective with both large and small groups of people, and they can be as simple or involved as you want. Some office visits start with a rally and media interviews, have big props to leave at the office, and lots of attendees. Some office visits are a small handful of people simply speaking with their MoC or their staff - both are effective!
This one pager will give you an overview of how to plan an office visit to your Democratic MoC. We have a more in-depth resource called “Building a Relationship with Your MoC” that goes into more detail about lobby meetings, office visits, and establishing a relationship with your MoC’s office.
To make any district office visit successful you’ll want to:
- Choose a date and time where staff and/or your MoC are likely to be there. If you have a contact in the office, you can reach out to them, or use the scheduling request form on the MoC’s website, or just pop in.
- Prep your main message and what you’ll say - in this case you’ll be asking your MoC to co-sponsor three reproductive freedom bills, and thank them if they already have.
- Consider bringing some sort of materials to leave at the office such as thank you cards, one-pagers, information about your group, or personal letters to your MoC.
- Consider advising your event to the media, either way take lots of pictures and videos.