Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials

  Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials Citizen Advocacy in State Legislatures and Congress – A Guide for Citizen Lobbyists and Grassroots Advocates By Bradford Fitch Practical guidance how to prepare for and meet with elected officials and staff, how to write effective letters and emails to elected officials, strategies for influencing legislators face-to-face, best … Read more

Persuading Congress

  Persuading Congress A Practical Guide to Parlaying an Understanding of Congressional Folkways and Dynamics into Successful Advocacy on Capitol Hill By Joseph Gibson Persuading Congress is a practical book, packed with wisdom and experience. For less than the cost of a cab ride to the airport, you can learn how to stop wasting your … Read more

Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook

  Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook A Practical Guide By Tobias A. Dorsey The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook offers practical advice and insight for those engaged in legislative drafting, those more interested in policy than drafting itself, or those interested in reading and interpreting the law.   The Legislative Drafter’s Deskbook: A Practical Guide is a masterful work. … Read more

Strategies for Working with Congress, 1/2-day course in DC

Strategies for Working with Congress Effective Communication and Advocacy on Capitol Hill Build important relationships with key players on Capitol Hill. Congressional staff aren’t just your way through a member’s door; they are the door. How do you get results from these vital, behind-the-scenes individuals? This course helps you: Understand the dos and don’ts for … Read more

Need help filing Lobbying Disclosure Forms?

If you need help filing your lobbying disclosure forms, we suggest Beth Anne Cole, who has more than 12 years of experience filing federal lobbying disclosures for lobbying firms, individual lobbyists, corporations and startup companies. She files all registrations, as required by the Lobbying Disclosure Act (LDA), including quarterly reports and LD-203 contribution reports. If … Read more

Strategies for Working with Congress, 1/2-day course in DC

Strategies for Working with Congress Effective Communication and Advocacy on Capitol Hill Build important relationships with key players on Capitol Hill. Congressional staff aren’t just your way through a member’s door; they are the door. How do you get results from these vital, behind-the-scenes individuals? This course helps you: Understand the dos and don’ts for … Read more

Strategies for Working with Congress, 1/2-day course in DC

Strategies for Working with Congress Effective Communication and Advocacy on Capitol Hill Build important relationships with key players on Capitol Hill. Congressional staff aren’t just your way through a member’s door; they are the door. How do you get results from these vital, behind-the-scenes individuals? This course helps you: Understand the dos and don’ts for … Read more

Political Action Committee / PAC / Leadership PAC (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Political Action Committee / PAC / Leadership PAC   PAC-MAN (REMI GAILLARD)   Political Action Committee (PAC): A private group organized to elect or defeat government officials or to promote or defeat legislation. PACs are defined and regulated by state and federal law. A leadership … Read more

Constituent / Case Work (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Constituent / Case Work Constituent: A person who can or does elect a public official to office. A person eligible to vote for a candidate for a particular public office. A House member’s local offices (district offices) are located in the represented congressional district, and … Read more

Cosponsor (CongressionalGlossary.com)

From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms Cosponsor House and Senate measures may have numerous sponsors in addition to the member who proposes the legislation. It is common in both chambers for the key proponent of a measure (the sponsor) to send a Dear Colleague letter (in print or electronically) to other … Read more