Get Leverage with Grasstops Lobbying

It’s one thing to have organized pressure coming from “real” people and having them relay their real concerns and real stories to elected officials. That the essence of “grassroots” lobbying. But it’s even better to pair that with community leaders who matter to the elected officials or other politicos that you’re trying to influence. That’s […]

The Power of Numbers in Grassroots Lobbying

When it comes to grassroots lobbying, there is power in numbers. And numbers can come from a quality grassroots organization that encourages supporters to directly contact their elected officials. The thing that makes phone calls and letters so effective is that they are short and quick means of relaying your message.  Changing the mind of […]

How to Target Your Grassroots Lobbying Efforts

One of the most important questions to answer before starting any grassroots lobbying campaign is “who” are you going to lobby?  In pretty much every campaign there is a limited amount of time and resources available, and you want to get the most out them both.  That means targeting them where they can make the […]

How the Legislative Process Works

Legislating is a messy business. As Otto Von Bismarck once said, “Laws are like sausages, it is better not to see them being made”. But it’s a messy business because it involves people who represent lots of other people with different points of view. And this process has to accommodate them all. There are a […]

The Fundamentals of Grassroots Lobbying

When you are working to try to influence elected officials there is a long list of things that you can do, but there is a shorter list of basic grassroots lobbying principles that you should keep in mind in order to be more effective. Here’s a checklist… Identify Your Targets Before you start storming barricades, […]