Advocacy is about Relationships! A great way to build relationships with federal Members of Congress is through face-to-face meetings in your local, district offices or in Washington D.C. Through follow up and regular contact you will become their resource when it comes to employment solutions for individuals that have a hard time getting and keeping a job.Meeting with staff of your Members of Congress in local offices affords many opportunities to get to know them and for you to become their resource. If you're headed to Washington D.C. and have time to meet with staff of your Members of Congress while you're there - go for it! You can use the NTJN's tips below for scheduling and conducting meetings either in your local district or in Washington D.C.