Monthly Archives: November 2017

Putting a “Face” on the Community

Who are the faces in your community or organization? A few years ago, I attended a legislative committee meeting on behalf of my client. At the time, I was an advocate for cities in Florida. A very well respected member was presenting a bill he’d sponsored. It was the committee’s responsibility to either advance it […]

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Happy Thanksgiving

“Blessed are those who can give without remembering and receive without forgetting.” – Unknown Wishing you and your family a joyous and thankful holiday. Your Partner in Advocacy…Kathy

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A Last Word on Working with Difficult Legislators

The Bigger Picture Might be the Best One to Hang on the Wall I must admit, the wannabe interior designer was coming out when I decided to use this title! But this statement…appropriate when decorating a room, is also appropriate when talking about advocacy. Especially is you’re having trouble getting lawmakers to talk with you. […]

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What You Can Learn by Listening

The Power of the Town Hall Meeting Recently, I worked with a client who was having difficulty getting her colleagues to address some of the most pressing issues facing their community. Despite her many efforts to engage them, she was met with apathy or suspicion that she was trying to take over. So I advised […]

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The Power of the Constituent

The power of the constituent is undeniable! Cate Communications, a well respected communication firm in Tallahassee, Florida conducts an annual survey of the Legislative Aides that work for members of the Florida Legislature. They ask participants about the most (and least) effective forms of communication and who has the most influence on the lawmakers. One […]

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