Archive for January, 2010

Become your own Advocate!

Friday, January 22nd, 2010

This week I have joined the ranks of citizen activists and have lobbied on behalf of veterinarians across the country. Though I have done this at the state level, this experience was so different and magnified that they cannot even compare. I was actually surprised at the ease of setting up meetings with the individuals [...]

Be Prepared!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

Leslie: Let’s begin our conversation. Ann: What’s on the note cards? Leslie: They’re possible topics of conversation. Ann: Whales. Parades. Electricity. And the rest are blank… Leslie: Yeah, well I couldn’t think of anything else. Parks and Recreation Season 2, Episode 4: “The Practice Date” Effective communication is a large portion of what a lobbyist [...]

Finding the Comfort in the Uncomfortable

Monday, January 11th, 2010

Hello, this is Kelvin Urday from Missouri, and I will be the Extern guiding you on the goings on and happenings here in the capitol of our country for the next few weeks. In governmental work you have to comfortable being uncomfortable in order to get the job done. In this blog I will be [...]