K Street Cafe has added some interesting content to their ongoing discussion on advocacy, communications, and technology.
“The Congressional Conversation Index (CCI) is a joint effort by Fireside 21, a communications software provider to more than 100 Members of Congress, and Adfero Group, a public relations firm that runs issue advocacy and public awareness campaigns for corporations, associations and non-profits.
For the first time ever, the CCI allows the public a glimpse into the issues driving citizen engagement with Congress. Each month, the CCI measures the average number of recorded emails, letters or phone calls that participating Members of the U.S. House of Representatives receive about various issues from the constituents they represent.”
June’s CCI measures increased constituent concern on two main areas – environment/energy, and financial services. With both issues consistently in the news lately, it is small wonder that the we’re seeing increased constituent/Congressional communication relating to those things.