The floors are hard and the corridors long

Posted on Mar 12th 2010 | Advocacy, Blog,

National Bike Summit, Day 3, 10 am: Below is Chris Kegel, owner of Wheel & Sprocket, outside the office of Representative Gwen Moore of Milwaukee. Chris is a summit veteran. (I think he’s been to 9 of the 10 National Bike Summits.) Below that is a part of the group that met with Rep. Moore’s staffer. Wisconsin had 25 advocates lobbying Congress and we brought a huge contingent to Rep. Moore’s office, so many that they didn’t have a room for all of us so we met in the hallway. This is very common. The ‘kid’ in the center is the staffer that handles transportation. Congressional staffers tend to be very young. But they are super bright and hard-working. It’s often better to meet with staff since they sometimes know the issues better than the Congressperson.