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How To Lobby Your Legislative Body

How To Lobby Your Legislative Body

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  • 1. Dr. Tom Seymour
  • 2.  Definition Judicial and Administrative lawmaking not discussed Lobbying techniques, methods and strategies The first step: Organize a plan When to lobby A lobbying effort doesn’t have to be expensive, but it does take lots of time
  • 3.  Obtain a bill drafting manual Research the subject Prepare a rough draft for discussion Get a professional opinion Talk to local legislators Approval for form and style
  • 4.  Don’t just get a sponsor – get the right one(s) Do some investigation to identify likely sponsors How to get information How to use this information Intangible considerations Number of Sponsors Ask the legislator personally
  • 5. The importance of understanding parliamentary procedures Step 1: Introduction Step 2: Referral to Committee Step 3: Scheduling Committee hearings Step 4: Committee hearings
  • 6.  Step 5: Committee action Step 6: Committee reports Step 7: Second reading and final passage The battle isn’t over yet.
  • 7.  Problems! Problems! Problems! Unfavorable committee report Divided committee report Amendment and re-referral
  • 8.  Engrossment Motion for reconsideration Clincher motion Recalling from committee Refusal to return a measure
  • 9.  Don’t rely on testimony alone The KISS formula Keep the sponsor informed Don’t get involved in mudslinging Avoid controversy Stick to the facts Form coalitions Conduct briefing sessions
  • 10.  Communicate the importance of appropriated appearance Meet with legislators Always get a commitment for support
  • 11.  Informal hearings Order of testimony Organize the presentation Introduce yourself immediately Always address the chairman Summarize testimony in writing Make testimony interesting Things no to do
  • 12.  Using the facts Poisoning the well Feigning friendship Flyspecking Asking loaded questions Waving the red flag Predicting the end of the world as we know it
  • 13.  Killingwith kindness Adding an appropriations clause Bring in the big fiscal note Packing the stands Fuss and bluster Glittering generalities Transfer Testimonial
  • 14.  Plain folks Mythical solutions Threaten a Big Mac attack
  • 15.  Who must register Registration with secretary of state Information and fee required Written authorization Annual reports Regulation by secretary of State Invitations and gifts to legislators Unlawful means to influence legislators
  • 16.  Isit necessary to hire a lobbyist? What is a lobbyist? What does a lobbyist do? What are different kinds of lobbyists? Hiring a Lobbyist? Why can lobbying be so expensive? What makes a lobbyist effective? What are the intangibles? The lobbying team
  • 17.  Communicate with the members Newsletters Telephone networks Acquiring and using a data base Directing letter-writing and telephone campaigns
  • 18.  Everything gets 15 minutes in the spotlight Develop a media plan Appoint a media spokesperson Write good news releases Newsworthiness vs. free publicity News events Letters to the editor Call-in shows
  • 19.  Inventory resources Establish realistic goals Creating a tactical mix
  • 20.  Powers reserved to the people Basic steps for petitioning The election campaign
  • 21.  Be a good citizen Vote early and vote often Know your legislators Communicate with your legislators Do’sand don’ts about writing or calling a legislator
  • 22.  Be informed Express gratitude when it is due Treat everyone with dignity and respect Get involved Ethics Conclusion