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New! 4th Edition of Lobbying on a Shoestring Is Here!

New! 4th Edition of Lobbying on a Shoestring Is Here!

Lobbying on a Shoestring offers a common-sense, practical approach to political action. Premised on the idea that real people should have a real impact on the development of public policy, this powerhouse of a paperback conveys truths about the legislative process and hard-won, strategic insights. The 2018 Revised Edition gets you and your clients up and...
We could not reach consensus --

We could not reach consensus —

I may have been around tool long but I don’t remember this excuse……………. We could not reach consensus. We used to blame people.
4th Edition of Lobbying on Shoestring - looking for new and experienced lobbyists to share a story

4th Edition of Lobbying on Shoestring – looking for new and experienced lobbyists to share a story

We are looking for new and experienced lobbyist familiar with Lobbying on a Shoestring willing to share a lobbying story as a reviewer of the 4th Edition. Maybe we have been working side by side for years practicing a much misunderstood and maligned profession called “lobbying.” Maybe we worked together developing a strategic plan for...
Nobody said it was going to be easy  --the Speaker and the President cannot avoid conflict; they must confront it, resolve it, and take the blame for it

Nobody said it was going to be easy –the Speaker and the President cannot avoid conflict; they must confront it, resolve it, and take the blame for it

Closing days of a session are always a test of Leadership… from Chapter 2 of the draft 4th Edition of Lobbying on a Shoestring “Leadership, like other legislators, must be reelected. Because it is particularly embarrassing for a party leader to lose a local election, leaders listen to their constituents very closely and use the...

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