As the saying goes.. if you're not at the table, you're on the menu. As a restaurant worker right's group, we believe it's important that lawmakers hear our voice. One of the ways of doing that is through a face to face meeting with a legislator. When starting out, those meetings can be difficult to obtain as legislators' schedules can be busy. Meeting with a staff member is still a productive way to make your voice heard. When you speak with a legislator or a staff member, you are representing a larger constituency than yourself. While this can seem a daunting responsibility, remember these visits are essentially a conversation. Below is an outline for creating and executing a successful visit.

Pictured above are ROC DC members meeting with their City Council member, Charles Allen.


If you’re looking for research, materials, or guidance on legislative visits, text ROC to 40187 to chat with our organizing team today.