From 13 Ways To Be Effective in the Legislature
1. First, be specific as to what you want from a legislator, county commissioner, or an agency official in in the executive branch. If it’s money, say exactly how much and what it’s for. If it’s a law or regulation, try to say or write in plain English how you think the law should read. When I worked as a legislative staffer in the Fiscal Research Division, I had a legislator come to me with a letter from a constituent because he couldn’t figure out what bill the constituent was talking about or even who the sponsor was. The legislator wanted to help, but the constituent hadn’t been specific.
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From Tips, Tactics, Technology, and Techniques: Lessons in Advocacy from N.C.'s Most Influential Lobbyists
Since 1978, the Center has been surveying legislators, lobbyists, and the capital news media to determine who are the most influential players in Raleigh's legislative advocacy corps. After tabulating the survey that identified the most influential lobbyists, the Center decided to conduct a follow-up survey to study tactics, technology, and techniques the state's most influential lobbyists utilize in their lobbying practice.'
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From the North Carolina General Assembly Website