Lobbying is an important part of the legislative process in the United States.
Lobbying is an important part of the legislative process in the United States. It is the act of influencing government decisions by advocating for a particular cause or interest. On this page, you will find the latest tips and tricks to help you and your organization develop a successful advocacy and lobbying strategy.
Digital Image by Ryan Stevens; image source by Kate226 from Pixabay With 2021 legislative sessions now underway in numerous states, it is essential to prepare for your advocacy efforts. While you may have advocated or [...]
Digital collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay A “revolving door” is the practice of public officials or employees leaving their positions to lobby. However, each state has rules and laws [...]
Digital Collage by Ryan Stevens; image source by David Mark from Pixabay In 2021, every state legislature in the country will meet, with the vast majority beginning their sessions in January. While lawmakers might not [...]
Parties Have Elected Their Leaders for the 117th Congress Most top lawmakers are returning to their leadership roles House Democrats will have a smaller majority in the new Congress Formal speaker election takes place on [...]
What is a Brownfield? A brownfield is a property, expansion, redevelopment, or reuse of which may be complicated by the presence or potential presence of a hazardous substance, pollutant, or contaminant. Approximately 450,000 brownfields exist [...]
DMGS Highlights There have been calls for ethics reform following Ohio and Illinois political scandals.Lawmakers in Ohio and Illinois have introduced various ethics reform proposals, as have lawmakers in other states.Ethics reform legislation includes gift [...]
DMGS Grant Writing Assistance Highlights Do your due diligence. Make sure you monitor available opportunities.Make your application stand out from the rest.Acquire stakeholder support. Annually, government agencies and private foundations offer thousands of grant opportunities [...]
Digital Illustration by Alana Burman Last year, DMGS looked at “Hill Day Strategies” and provided lobbying tips on how to advocate effectively. This year, traditional lobbying and advocacy have changed due to the spread of [...]
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act provides the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) with $1.5 billion for economic development assistance programs to help communities prevent, prepare for, and respond [...]
Source Images via Pexels.com and Pixabay.com As many individuals and businesses have had their lives upended by COVID-19, state legislatures around the country are no different. The coronavirus is not just impacting our health, safety [...]