by Marybeth Fede and Carol Ciotto
NAHPL Eastern Seaboard
Lobbying: a political term for providing information & educating officials.
When advocating for a particular cause, know what the problem is, and ways to solve it. Understand who the stakeholders are and educate legislators and key stakeholders on the importance of the cause by providing relevant information to the cause.
o Provides access to government legislators.
o Acts as an educational tool.
o Allows individual interests to gain power in numbers.
When to Lobby:
o To make change.
o Immediately before or after an election.
o Prior to/when officials are in session (long/short sessions).
How to Lobby:
The information above can be used for in-person or virtual meetings.
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