Webinar

Communicating With Committees, Caucuses and Coalitions

Communicating with a member of Congress is not always easy. What happens when you have to communicate beyond a single lawmaker and carry a message to a committee, a caucus or a coalition?   

Watch this webinar featuring former senior staffers who have direct experience working in Congress, and detailed knowledge of how the House and Senate operate. 

Our expert panel will cover:

  • Why communication differs when approaching a committee or caucus
  • How to get meetings with committee members and staff 
  • How to navigate meetings with the minority and majority 
  • The importance of a caucus’s legislative agenda
  • Why lawmakers join coalitions and how they operate
  • Where traditional tools like constituent stories and grassroots action fit into your plan

Communicating with Congress is the heart of government affairs, and the committee structure is at the heart of Congress. Join us to make your program more effective.

Speakers

John Michael Gonzalez

LOBBYIST AT TIBER CREEK GROUP

John served as chief of staff to two House Democrats, as well as to leaders of the New Democrat Coalition. He was also a member of President Obama's transition team.

Denzel McGuire

FOUNDER OF MCGUIRE LLC

Denzel served as a senior policy advisor to Republican leadership in the Senate, as well as chief of staff, legislative director and policy director to several Republican senators. She was minority Staff Director of the Senate Budget Committee and Executive Vice President of Federal and State Government Affairs at the Grocery Manufacturers Association.

moderator

Nick DeSarno

DIRECTOR OF POLICY COMMUNICATIONS FOR THE PUBLIC AFFAIRS COUNCIL

Nick is the director of digital and policy communications for the Public Affairs Council, former Manager of Grassroots Political Education at the American Dental Association and a former deputy communications director in the House.