I'm curious if any of you have ever gone to meet with your congressperson, senator, representative, or other elected official to plead/complain/lobby for your demand/request/cause by yourself, as opposed to the group efforts and email campaigns we're always being invited to join. I'm more interested in the process than whatever your particular issue was. Did you make an appointment or just drop in? Did you get to talk to the boss or only an underling? How long were you there? Did they really listen to you or just tolerate you until you left? Did it do any good compared with emailing or other impersonal means? Would you do it again, and what would you do differently?