Social Policy & Programs Consulting
Training and Services for agencies working toward social and economic justice
The Legislative Process
The Ten Biggest Lies in America
You've Heard All of Them
Public Demonstrations Do Bring Change
History is made by those who show up.
The Republicans are governing by fantasy.
Find Your Representatives
Get Your Message to Your Legislators
Our schools are supposed to teach this stuff, but they don't want you to know it.
Petitions Don't Guarantee Success
What makes a proper petition? And are they useful?
Beware the Politics of Distraction
Pay attention to what the media isn't telling you.
Lobbying is the effort to convince local, state, and federal officials to support or oppose legislation and policies
reflecting your positions.
Everyone can do it.
It doesn't cost a dime.
Patricia A. O'Malley
Social Policy & Programs Consulting ~ Community Matters
P.O. Box 97803 ~ Pittsburgh, PA 15227 ~ 412-310-4886 ~ firstname.lastname@example.org
Copyright Patricia A. O'Malley ~ All rights reserved
As explained by
Newton’s Laws of Motion
1. An object at rest will remain at rest.
An object in motion will remain in motion.
Unless acted upon by an outside force.
Nothing moves in government
unless someone pushes it.
2. Force equals mass times acceleration.
The harder you push, the more it can move.
3. For every action,
there is an equal and opposite reaction.
Be prepared for people to push back.
Legislators listen to corporate lobbyists
because they're the only ones doing the talking.
The corporate media and our Republican controlled schools don't want you to know that Lobbying is the only thing that can restore our democracy.
Nothing is more important in our government
Learn why we can't do without it,
when, where, and how to lobby,
and how to contact your local, state,
and federal legislators.
Lobbying is not what the media tells you it is.
"Giving money to legislators" is not lobbying.