Wednesday night we attended lobby training in preparation for a day of lobbying today. After lobby a few of us met at the hotel to relax and swap stories.
Thursday morning we headed to Congress where we met in the Cannon building for more lobbying tips with a much larger group of people. We also heard from our champions, Diana DeGette,U.S. Representative for Colorado’s 1st congressional district and Maurice Dunlea Hinchey, U.S. Representative for New York’s 22nd congressional district.
My first appointment was at Sam Johnson’s office. With me were, my son who will vote for the first time in November, Dewayne Quaertermous, Sierra Club, Calvin Tillman, Tim Ruggiero and Chris Nidel. We visited these offices:
Rep. Sam Johnson 17th TX
Rep. Al Green, 9th TX
Rep. Blake Farenthold, 27th TX
Rep. Joe Barton, 6th TX
Rep. Francisco Canseco, 23 TX
Rep. Randy Neugebauer, 19th TX
Rep. Charles Gonzalez, 12th TX
Rep. Kenny Marchant, 24th TX
Rep. Bill Flores, 3rd TX
Rep. Margin Heinrich, 1st NM
I’m back at the room now to recuperate for a few minutes before meeting OHkari and some other folks for a Twitterfest.
Wish you where here with us, especially my dear friends who, after a horrifying aborted flight, decided not to get back on another plane. =(