Category Archives: legislature

Lobbyist: I got out and never looked back.

“My conscience couldn’t take it anymore.” Interesting if disturbing article by Jimmy Williams of Decode DC, a website and podcast designed  to help Americans understand how crucial political issues affect everyday life. Williams explains with compelling examples how money works … Continue reading

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Huge money spent lobbying in CA

Government is your unwanted, incompetent business partner. The money you spend in government relations,  lobbying, etc. is how you manage this partner. California news story: More than 3,200 businesses, unions, and trade groups spent almost a quarter-billion dollars on lobbying … Continue reading

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Reinforce your grass roots advocates

Share this with your grass roots advocates to show them how much power they CAN have. Remember that House Majority Leader U.S. Rep. Eric Cantor of VA was canned in a primary in 2014. From The NY Times today: “The … Continue reading

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Professional Lobbyist Discusses Power Of Money

Money talks, but not as loud as you think… how should key contacts discuss contributions during the ask? Basic rule: Never discuss or mention campaign contributions during an ask session. Separate any hint of money in time and place. If … Continue reading

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Got Grass Roots?

If you want to increase the effectiveness of your grass roots program using the Internet, take a look at your web presence and ask these questions: How many grass roots advocates do you see? That is, their pictures, profiles and … Continue reading

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CA Lobbying Manual Available

The book is out and available. Personal Political Power In California – How to take action and make a difference…   Or Amazon ###

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Story shows humanity of lobbyists

“I can’t tell my mother I’m a lobbyist; She thinks I’m a piano player in a whorehouse…” That apocryphal saying reflects the often unsavory – and completely unfair and untrue – portrayal of lobbyists. This story by Laurel Rosenhall in … Continue reading

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