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This Is An Actual Slide Shown To New Members Of Congress. Prepare To Be Disappointed.

In an ideal world, becoming a member of Congress means you can FINALLY start making changes and helping your constituents. As this slide from an actual presentation by the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee shows, we are not living in an ideal world.

This Is An Actual Slide Shown To New Members Of Congress. Prepare To Be Disappointed.
  • Call Time means calling potential campaign donors.
  • Constituent Visits can often include visiting with donors.
  • Committee/Floor is typically actual congressional work.
  • Strategic Outreach is generally campaign-finance minded.
  • Recharge Time can be used to lift yourself out of the depression from not having time to do your job.

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1. Diver befriends a fish with the cutest smile

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