Five Things Your Lobbyist Wants You to Know
For some, advocacy is grueling work
When most people think of a “lobbyist,” a few stark images come to mind.
Of course, there are the men in dark suits trading secrets over steak and scotch in dimly lit rooms. Or perhaps these same characters take in leisurely rounds of golf while chatting up industry insiders.
While these images may dominate most people’s minds, in the association world, lobbyists—or, as some prefer to be called, advocates—are much more than the slick-talking flesh-pressers portrayed in the media. In fact, given the breakneck pace, intensity, and high stakes of the work done on Capitol Hill, lobbying can be one of the most grueling jobs in association life.
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