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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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How busy is a California state Senator?

California Sen. Mark Leno gives insight into his schedule. Grass roots key contact advocates need to understand they are just one of many people in a long line competing for limited time available. Constituents always move to the head of … Continue reading

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Using email to lobby politicians – action alert

This kind of straight forward testimonial from a sitting elected official helps your grass roots key contacts understand what they are up against. Effective email communication needs to follow – FOLLOW – establishing a relationship and consider the needs of … Continue reading

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Are lobbyists the worst grass roots managers?

A recent job post to hire a grass roots manager caught my attention. It demonstrates a mistake  association executives often make that weakens their relationship with members and weakens their grass roots key contact advocacy program. The job post set … Continue reading

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Best Lobbyist Interview To Recruit Key Contacts

At the time of this interview Dustin Corcoran was the lobbyist and now he’s Chief Executive Officer for the California Medical Association. This is the perfect testimonial to help ordinary people understand how important and powerful they can be when … 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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