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 […]

How to Have a Productive Meeting with Elected Officials

When it comes to lobbying, the squeaky wheel tends to get the grease.  And while many different forms of lobbying can produce positive results, the most effective method is to meet with your elected officials personally. But if you’re going to have a personal meeting with elected officials, you want to do what you need […]

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 […]

Know the Facts Before You Lobby

Do you know everything that you need to know about what you’re trying to have an impact on? Before you set out to have an impact on any particular issue it helps to have more than just a thumb-nail view of the facts in order to be able to make a case for what you […]

Local Lobbying (or How to Fight City Hall)

Have a problem with local government? You’re not the first and you certainly won’t be the last. But what can you do about it?  That’s were local lobbying comes in. Keep in mind that there are some key differences between lobbying for local change, versus at the state or national levels.  And there are some […]