Tag Archives: government relations

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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Lobbying Advocacy for Physicians, staff and medical practice managers

This is the cover of my book for physicians and staff. I’ve been working with dentists the last few weeks, mobilizing them to lobby a single committee in a state legislature. I’ve been struck by some of the similarities between … Continue reading

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Golden Oldie Political Book

One of the challenges of building an effective key contact grass roots advocate program is recruiting people. If you ask people to “get involved in politics,” they run for the door. One way to change these negative responses is to … Continue reading

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Make Lobby Day Receptions Pay Off

I’ve attended hundreds of Lobby Days in 47 states and DC. Since one of the features of most Lobby Days is a reception for politicians and staff, here are some ideas I’ve seen pay off if you are holding a … Continue reading

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Help key contact grass roots advocates understand politicians

Key contact grass roots advocates need to understand what reality is for elected officials. This interview with author John Grisham sums it up nicely. Grisham served briefly as a legislator in Mississippi. Speaking of your time as a state rep … Continue reading

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Recruit Grass Roots Key Contacts With Job Description

In my focus group research association members often say they don’t want to become volunteer lobbyists because it takes too much time. They think they have to take a day off from work drive to the capitol to lobby. So … Continue reading

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Ah, the glory of term limits…

Interesting discussion about term limited legislatures and the impact on the numbers of female legislators (thanks to Elizabeth Bissell Miller at Mizzou): http://tinyurl.com/k33atgf I have worked with many organizations trying to build grass roots key contact programs and term limits … Continue reading

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