Tag Archives: lobbying

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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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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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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Now… why did you send out that action alert?

Last week I got an action alert from a group in Texas I had consulted with. The alert was a request to association members to email their legislators about a bill up for a committee hearing. As is typical in … 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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