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Category Archives: Lobby Day
Senators have heard all the anger… now they are looking for reasons to act… hand-write a note that includes your voting address and give three items you believe a healthcare bill must have… include your cell phone and state that … Continue reading →
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 →
Can you work with an elected official of a different party-someone whose politics you detest? Yes… but… from the organization standpoint, I recommend matching grassroots volunteers with elected officials of the same party and outlook where possible. In the best … Continue reading →
“sound bites” “THAT term has become derogatory,” said campaign strategist Joel Benenson, divulging that he once pushed back at Obama’s skepticism of such tidy, pithy locutions by saying to him: “Mr. President, ‘Let he who is without sin cast the … Continue reading →
One of the challenges to activating grass roots advocates is that the people most detached, most disenchanted, most cynical… have never actually talked with a politician. For years I’ve encouraged my clients to have a session with a real elected … Continue reading →
And lessons for anyone else interested in persuading politicians… From NYT: A professor of neurology at the New York University School of Medicine and a longtime practicing physician, Dr. Sacks writes not only with a doctor’s understanding of medicine and … Continue reading →
I’m not a big fan of trying to change public policy by voting, as I explain in detail in my books. However, it’s also true that sometimes voting can make a huge difference. It’s important to look for those opportunities … Continue reading →