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    Think Tanks and Lobbying

    Matt Bennett talked about the history of think tanks, their influence in Congress, and how a think tank moves a public policy issue such as the Affordable Care Act or…

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    Media Coverage of Lobbying

    Ron Elving, senior Washington editor for NPR News, spoke about the media coverage of lobbing and the relationship between lobbyists and the press. Toics included the relationships of…

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    Future of Immigration Reform

    Jack Martin, director of special projects for the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR), talked about immigration reform. Topics included efforts to make it harder for…

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    Use of the Internet in Advocacy Campaigns

    Alan Rosenblatt and Josh Koster talked about the use of and effects of social media on legislation. Topics included the use of Twitter, Facebook, and online ads. They answered…

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    Grassroots Organizing

    Glen Caroline talked about grassroots lobbying. He focused on the National Rifle Association’s grassroots structure, organizing efforts, and legislative successes. After his…

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    Legislation and Lobbying

    Thomas Williams talked about Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) greenhouse effect regulations and the legislative process. Topics included key leaders, the political process, and…

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    Rules and Regulations of Lobbying

    Michael Berman talked about the evolution of federal lobbying rules and regulations. In his remarks he criticized new rules on Executive Branch lobbying created by the Obama…

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    Political Fundraising

    Mary Jane Volk outlined the steps needed to raise money for an advocacy organization. In her comments she talked about the importance of getting the money to back up the vision of what…

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    Lobbying and the Regulatory Process

    Cornelius Kerwin talked about the importance of rule making and its effect on lobbying and the law. He outlined the roles of the president, the court system, agencies and interest…

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    Lobbying Reform Efforts

    James Thurber talked to students about President Obama and his efforts to reform lobbying. He noted a number of lobbying scandals including former Representative Duke Cunningham, Jack…

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    Messaging in Lobbying Campaigns

    Patrick Griffin detailed the process of developing and implementing a strategic campaign message. He began the session by asking students questions about strategic messaging. In…

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    Executive-Congressional Branch Relations and Lobbying

    Former Legislative Affairs Director for President Clinton Charles Brain talked to students about how the White House lobbies Congress for action on its legislative agenda. In his…

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    Lobbying and Climate Change Policy

    Elizabeth Moler talked to students about lobbying efforts for global climate change legislation In her remarks she spoke about cap and trade legislation, the Environmental Protection…

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    Internet in Advocacy Campaigns

    Alan Rosenblatt spoke to students about use of the Internet in issue advocacy campaigns. Among the topics he addressed were social media networks, information flow, and software…

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    Lobbying in Washington

    Sheila Murphy talked about the differences between working as a lobbyists and as a Congressional staff member. Ms. Murphy formerly has worked as a legislative director for…

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    Climate Change Lobbying

    Dan Weiss talked about using paid media as an advocacy campaign tool. Topics included types of strategies for advocacy campaigns, elements of a an advertising campaign, and planning…

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    Corporate Lobbying

    Ed Ingle spoke to students about lobbying efforts on behalf of corporate interests. Among the issues he addressed were targeting appropriate officials and institutions, staffing a…

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    Polling and Survey Research

    Glen Bolger spoke to students about the use of polling and survey data in public policy and political campaigns. Among the topics he addressed were the use of polling for research,…

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    Coalition Building and Lobbying

    Sarah Dufendach spoke to students about coalition building, campaign finance reform, and issue advocacy. She focused on the influence of money in politics and navigating potential…

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    Coalition Building and Lobbying

    Joel Malina delivered remarks on coalition building and issue campaigns. Following his remarks he responded to questions from audience members. 

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