How to Successfully Lobby State Legislatures
Advocacy Training for the Competitive Edge.

Time Activity
8:00 - 9:15 Overview of Seminar
Lobbying: What, Why, Who, Where, and When
Elements of Effective State Legislative Lobbying
Assessing and Increasing Your Political Strength
9:15 - 9:30 Activity 1: Assessing Your Political Strength
9:30 - 10:00 Developing Your Lobbying Campaign
Crafting Your Bill and Supporting Materials
10:00 - 10:10 Break
10:10 - 12:00 Legislative Staff
How to Use Legislative Procedure
Working with Committees and Caucuses
Ethics: Laws, Compliance, and Penalties
Making Campaign Contributions
Gaining Special Interest Support
12:00 - 12:15 Activity 2: Coalition and Alliance Building
12:15 - 12:45 Lunch
12:45 - 1:30 Effective Legislative Negotiation
1:30 - 2:30 Activity 3: Competitive Negotiation/Role Playing
2:30 - 2:40 Break
2:40 - 3:30 Contract Lobbyists
3:30 - 4:00 Motivating Lawmakers: Getting and Keeping Lawmakers' Votes
4:30 - 4:30 Activity 4: "3-minute in the Hallway" Lobbying
4:30 - 4:45 Keeping the Bill Moving After the CFR
4:45 - 5:15 Course Summary and Course Evaluation
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