Elected officials are, first and foremost, politicians. If
an elected official is up for re-election, they are often more willing to
listen to interests outside their norm. In addition, one of the easiest and
most direct ways to get to know and influence a legislator is to help them.
This can be done by volunteering on their campaign. Although assisting a
politician does not ensure that they will always vote your way, it allows you
to spend time with them and their staff. Building and maintaining working relationships
is always important.
The following is important to keep in mind when lobbying
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