HOW TO ORGANIZE FOR LEGISLATIVE LOBBYING

Having an effective organization is crucial to successful legislative lobbying. You have to gather your allies, create a coordination structure, do your homework on the issue, define your message, establish and maintain a communication network, and cultivate media relationships so that you can use everything you have when you need it. Finally, legislative lobbying demands that you take the long view, and expect that you’ll be at it for a long time.

Step 1: Marshaling your allies

INTERNATIONAL LOBBYING AND KEY TOPICS TO BE COVERED

KEY TRENDS IN GOVERNMENT RELATIONS/PUBLIC AFFAIRS

  1. Public affairs is a multi-faceted function where lobbyists, grassroots advocacy specialists, policy experts, political involvement specialists and communications professionals coordinate their activities to achieve advocacy success. And today, organizations who want to increase their effectiveness are focusing their efforts on digital public affairs and digital advocacy, an arena where online tools and digital communications are used to build grassroots support or influence policy.

THE RIGID STANCE ON CRIMEA MAKES NO SENSE

Author: Ted Galen Carpenter, a Senior Fellow in defense and foreign policy studies at the Cato Institute.

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The Trump administration is continuing the policy of its predecessor regarding the Crimea issue. The U.S. intends to maintain economic sanctions against Russia until returns the peninsula to Ukraine. The US maintains that Crimea is a part of Ukraine.

4 PRIORITIES OF ESTONIAN PRESIDENCY

1. An Open and Innovative European Economy

An open and innovative European economy means developing a business environment, which supports knowledge-based growth and competitiveness.

To this end, we will focus on:

MEASURES FOR PROMOTING RACIAL JUSTICE IN AMERICA

Author: Bernie Sanders

Physical Violence

STATUS OF US AMBASSADORS IN EUROPE

As of 11, August 2017

European Countries without any US Ambassorial Nominee (15)

THE NEW WHITE HOUSE AFTER KEY STAFF DEPARTURES

Office of the Chief of Staff

CREDIBILITY AS A SOURCE OF POLITICAL CAPITAL

Author : Sabine van Zuydam Tilburg University

TURBULENCE IN THE WHITE HOUSE

A number of top-level people have either been fired or resigned from the Trump administration

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