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Lobbying (Amnesty International)

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Ese Emerhi

on 17 October 2013

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Transcript of Lobbying (Amnesty International)

what is lobbying?
cause
advocacy
education
legislation
Congress
citizen-action
representation
suits
being heard
power
compromise
influence
def: to solicit or try to influence the votes of a legislative body
def: to speak or write in favor; to support or urge by argument; recommend publicly
1. direct lobbying
act of communicating a specific position to a legislator/staff member who has a voice on legislation
2. grassroots lobbying
communicating a specific view on legislation to the general public; urges public to act by contacting MOCs.
influential lobbying
power lobbying
basic lobbying
advocate lobbying
Lobbyist Tool-kit
interpersonal skills
networking skills
self confidence
problem solving skills
conflict resolution skills
know subject matter well
know organization well
passion for the cause
communication skills (verbal/written)
dedication/persistence
planning/organization skills
assertiveness
know organization well
How do we lobby?
face-to-face meeting
write
make a phone call
sign a petition
send an email
send a form letter
rally
RULES!!
1. Accurate
2. Brief
3. Courteous

why does AI lobby?
1. as constituents we have the right and responsibility to meet with our elected officials. WE ARE THE BOSS!!
2. we have a unique power to influence elected officials to promote human rights issues.
3. Amnesty International's strength is our grassroots of activists.
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