call time

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What Congressional Call Time Is Really Like

Members of Congress often complain about how much time they have to spend raising money--hours everyday on the phone with wealthy people asking for big checks. Today, the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza happened upon a first-term House Democrat doing his "call time." The tweets are below. 

Welcome to Congress...Now Raise Money!

Dear Class of 2012,

Congratulations on your election to Congress, freshman class of 2012! Now it's time to get to work. Policy meetings? Haha, no. Constituent outreach? Not so fast. Find your way around the Capitol grounds? Don't be silly, there's only one place you need to know how to get to: your fundraising call center.