Social Policy & Programs Consulting
Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice
Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting ~ Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803 ~ Pittsburgh, PA 15227 ~ 412-310-4886 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
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Lobbying is a Science
It’s based on Isaac Newton’s Laws of Motion.
January 21, 2020
Newton’s Laws of Motion describe all physical motion in the universe.
They apply to lobbying, too. If you don’t lobby, you will never get what you want.
Newton’s Law of Inertia states that:
An object at rest will remain at rest; An object in motion will remain in motion, unless acted upon by an outside force.
The Law of Momentum states that:
Force equals mass times acceleration.
The Law of Action and Reaction states that:
For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.
If I push my hands on the front of your shoulders, you’ll move backward.
If I push my hands on the back of your shoulders, you’ll move forward.
The harder I push, the farther you’ll move.
If I push sideways, you’ll move sideways.
If nothing pushes you at all, you won’t move.
But if someone else pushes you, you’ll move in that direction.
Lobbying is not what the politicians and media tell you it is.
"Giving buckets of money to legislators" is not lobbying.
Lobbying is free speech. The First Amendment of our Constitution protects it.
Lobbying is the act of trying to convince elected officials - local, state, and federal - to support or oppose legislation and policies that you care about. Lobbying is the only thing that can restore our democracy.
Our schools are supposed to teach this stuff,
but they don't want you to know that YOU have the power to influence your government.
Nothing moves in government unless someone pushes it.
The harder you push, the more it can move.
Be prepared for people to push back.
Every legislative action that occurs is the direct result of lobbying.
Legislators listen to corporate lobbyists because they're the only ones doing the talking.
If you want your representatives to listen to you, then start talking to them.
If the 99% would do more lobbying, the 1% would have less power.
Lobbying is more important than voting.
Everyone can do it.
It doesn't cost a dime.
Look at the links below to learn how
you can lobby for what you want.