Tag Archives: lobby

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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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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Votility blog tells you how it’s done

This blog is a spot-on guide for anyone who wants to recruit, motivate and activate grass roots key contact advocates, and, more importantly, keep them engaged. If you look at the web sites of many politically active associations you will … Continue reading

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Getting people to lobby day… and beyond

You will get more benefit from a lobby day that brings grass roots key contacts to the capital if you build in the plan for what you want them to do when they get back home. Here’s one great outcome, … Continue reading

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Make Your #LobbyDay More Effective

Check out this conference on lobby days hosted by the Congressional Management Foundation http://tinyurl.com/c7ed99r Speaking of lobby days… Be sure to aggressively recruit grass roots key contacts from gatekeeper districts. If you simply accept anyone who wants to show up … Continue reading

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Educate to activate your advocates

I had warned the guy introducing me not to use the “P” word, but he forgot. So he stood up to an audience of 200 people and announced “The next speaker is going to entertain and educate you about ‘politics.’” … Continue reading

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