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  • Discussion on White HouseCongressional Relations
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    Congressional-Presidential Relations

    Former White House legislative affairs liaisons from the administrations of George H.W. Bush to President Obama discussed how they interacted with Congress to pass legislation. They also commented on…

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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 the Obama…

    350 views
  • Role of Think Tanks in Lobbying and Advocacy
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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 immigration. Mr. Bennett…

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  • An Examination of Immigraton Reform
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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 illegal…

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  • Use of the Internet in Advocacy Campaigns
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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 questions…

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  • Messaging in Lobbying Campaigns
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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 his remarks he provided examples of ways to frame…

    446 views
  • Grassroots Organizing
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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 presentation he…

    444 views
  • ExecutiveCongressional Branch Relations and Lobbying
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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 comments…

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  • Rules and Regulations of Lobbying
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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 administration.…

    216 views
  • Political Fundraising
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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 an organization hopes…

    255 views
  • Grassroots Organization
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    Grassroots Organization

    Glen Caroline talked to students about the methods used in effective grassroots lobbying and how to work with elected officials. Among the issues he addressed were strategies to influence…

    129 views
  • Internet in Advocacy Campaigns
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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…

    235 views
  • Lobbying in Washington
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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 Senators Amy…

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  • Campaign Strategic Communication
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    Campaign Strategic Communication

    Patrick Griffin spoke to students about lobbying strategies and developing persuasive messages for issue advocacy. Among the topics he addressed were persuasion, framing messages, and…

    97 views
  • Lobbying to Reduce Green House Gases
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    Lobbying to Reduce Green House Gases

    Michael Goo talked about lobbying to reduce greenhouse gases. Among other topics, Mr. Goo addressed evidence of global warming, key political figures who support global warming legislation, where in…

    95 views
  • Lobbying and Political Campaigns
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    Lobbying and Political Campaigns

    Professor Patrick Griffin presented a lecture about the political campaign as a lobbying strategy. In his remarks he outlined areas of similarity between political campaigns and the…

    79 views
  • Presidential Transitions
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    Presidential Transitions

    Participants in a conference on the upcoming presidential transition spoke about past administration efforts during transition periods, promises made by both 2008 presidential candidates to “change the way Washington…

    215 views
  • Congressional Leadership
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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former staff members for congressional leaders gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful…

    64 views
  • Congressional Leadership
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    Congressional Leadership

    A bipartisan panel of former members of Congress gave advice for the leaders of the 110th Congress on working with the executive branch to set and follow a successful legislative agenda. James Thurber…

    75 views
  • Ethics and Lobbying
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    Ethics and Lobbying

    Pat Griffin gave a lecture on ethics and lobbying. Among the topics he addressed were campaign fundraising and ideology. Following his presentation, Mr. Griffin responded to questions and…

    37 views
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