You will learn the basics of lobbying from City Hall to Capitol Hill, the theories of why lobbying is effective, and the “how-to” steps of actually doing lobbying. This is practical training for participating in TDW’s biennial Blue Ribbon Lobby Day when the Texas Legislature is in session, in addition to local lobbying at City Hall.

Trainers will teach you how to prepare summaries of issues that you want to present to lawmakers, explain why you should talk with the elected official’s staff members and specifically which members of the staff are best to contact, and provide tips on how to persuade staff and legislators to consider your perspective on issues presented.