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Lobbyists

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Description of lobbyists in our government

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Lobbyists

  1. 1. Lobbying • Lobbying: a way to influence the lawmaking process by convincing lawmakers to vote as you want them to • Lobbyist: a person who tries to influence lawmakers
  2. 2. • “ A President only tells Congress what they should do. Lobbyists tell ‘em what they will do.” –Will Rogers
  3. 3. Advocacy versus Lobbying Advocacy • Educating and creating awareness among legislators and the general public of issues facing the community • Advocacy does not endorse or oppose specific legislation, but rather informs the community Lobbying • Lobbying is attempting to influence legislators to support or oppose a particular issue or piece of legislation
  4. 4. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) • Brady Campaign
  5. 5. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Lobby for anti-gun legislation • Brady Campaign – Lobby for stricter gun control
  6. 6. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Lobby for anti-gun legislation • Arctic Power • Brady Campaign – Lobby for stricter gun control • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
  7. 7. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Lobby for anti-gun legislation • Arctic Power – Lobby for oil drilling • Brady Campaign – Lobby for stricter gun control • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – Lobby for strict environmental causes
  8. 8. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Lobby for anti-gun legislation • Arctic Power – Lobby for oil drilling • American United for Life • Brady Campaign – Lobby for stricter gun control • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – Lobby for strict environmental causes • Planned Parenthood
  9. 9. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Lobby for anti-gun legislation • Arctic Power – Lobby for oil drilling • American United for Life – Lobby for strict abortion laws • Brady Campaign – Lobby for stricter gun control • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – Lobby for strict environmental causes • Planned Parenthood – Lobby for pro-choice legislation
  10. 10. Examples of Lobbying Groups • National Rifle Association (NRA) – Lobby for anti-gun legislation • Arctic Power – Lobby for oil drilling • American United for Life – Lobby for strict abortion laws • Brady Campaign – Lobby for stricter gun control • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) – Lobby for strict environmental causes • Planned Parenthood – Lobby for pro-choice legislation

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