Effective lobbying is: campaign based, established on trust, education centered, and constituent driven. In this module you learn to estimate and increase your political strength and thereby your chances of lobbying success.
Well-built organizations succeed; unstructured ones fail. In this unit you learn how to build an effective lobbying infrastructure and then write the resources necessary for the legislature to give you what you want.
You are in the capitol now. Staff is the second greatest influence on getting a lawmaker’s vote. Procedure shows you where in the legislature you need to be and when. Committees decide if a bill is dead or to move it to the next step. A body of law governs advocates’ interactions with the legislature …
Making campaign contributions is risky business so if you’re going to do it make sure you do it right. Special interests and the coalitions have the greatest influence on your bill. Learn how to succeed with them.
This unit’s tips and techniques help you avoid negotiating pitfalls and improve your chances of gaining consensus and reducing controversy among the special interests that run the capitol.
Learn how to identify good from bad contractors, work more effectively with and evaluate the one you hire, already have, and those with whom you deal.
This module helps you understand lawmakers’ psyches in order to get and keep their votes.
Student enactment of a 3-minute effective lobbying visit. This section shows you how to navigate following favorable action by the first committee of referral.
Your law doesn’t exist until the agency says it exists and no one knows what it means until the agency says what it means. This section begins the process of making statutes into reality via agency rulemaking.
This module explains whom you will lobby in the agency, their powers and limitations, what they can and can’t do for you.
Convincing an agency to implement a statute favorably requires knowing and meeting its needs. This section helps you design a lobbying plan that improves the chances of a positive agency rule.
The module shows you how to carry out your lobbying plan, effectively participate in rule adoption, and how to respond to an unfavorable rule.
Guest Speaker – Ron Phillips, Gavel Resources, Washington, D.C. – Federal vs. State Lobbying Mr. Phillips explains how federal and state lobbying need each other.
Overview of the Campaign Method to let viewers determine which modules they will find most useful.
We begin by explaining that lawmaking is a logical but irrational process in which the legislature can do whatever it wants, to you or for you.