Everyone knows how locked up legislation can get leading up to and during an election season. Add in some fundamental party-line differences regarding sequestration, such as they are, and legislative progress becomes glacial.
But all hope is not lost. There are still plenty of ways to keep your momentum going with lawmakers. We talked to three advocacy experts who can give you some ideas—and even hope—for doing a killer job, even when it appears for all practical purposes that political wrangling has ground progress on your issue to a halt.