Trolling through the black hole of the Internet this morning and stumbled on this
Grassroots advocates can have plenty of power
from Texas Sen. Ted Cruz:
“Few things focus the mind of politicians more than hearing from large numbers of their constituents.”
The complete article from Weekly Standard
What are you doing to make your lobby day pay off in the months to come… to help your advocates be more effective back home?
These questions will help make your lobby day more effective. Each flows from my work at lobby days and seeing things that didn’t work so well…
- If you have a panel discussion, how many people should be on it so each one has time to provide meaningful information? Who will manage the panel so your audience, your advocates, get what they need and advance your goals?
- How will you create an experience that builds enthusiasm and confidence among your advocates in the months to come?
- Have you planned a debriefing session that builds enthusiasm and sets future goals?
- How are you collecting reports from meetings with politicians?
- What information – video, photos, stories, tips – will you collect that you can use in the months to come?
- If you have a speaker such as a politician, will you give direction so your needs are served or will you let them give their canned, predictable speech? What is the purpose of their speech?
- Will you spotlight some of your most successful advocates and use their testimony to inspire others?