Combining or arranging your site visit with an event that can draw a crowd makes it more attractive to the legislator and his or her staff as each person in attendance represents a potential vote in the next election. * The event should be planned so it will be a success even if the legislator does not show up - meaning that there must be substance, and not a shallow public relations stunt that could "crash and burn." * If you do not have a planned event (community concert or festival) that you can invite your legislator to attend, then offer to take them on a tour of your facility. * Schedule the tour for a time of day when attendance is high and multiple programs are taking place. * Designate one or two individuals to meet the legislator when he/she arrives to serve as an escort.
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