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“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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →