• WisBusiness

Friday, January 22, 2016

Wendy Riemann: Advantageous Advocacy: An introduction


WASHINGTON, DC -- “We gave the Hill our bill language during our fly-in last year, and the Representative introduced it, so why isn’t it law yet,” the leader of the group asked me in genuine frustration.

The leader did not realize that in the 113th Congress, January 3, 2013 – January 2, 2015, a total of 10,637 bills and resolutions were introduced, and only 296, or a mere 3 percent, were enacted
into law, according to GovTrack. In the 114th Congress, starting January 6, 2015 until January 15, 2016, a total of 7,993 bills and resolutions had been introduced, with 115, or 1 percent, enacted into law. As the Schoolhouse Rock video, “I’m Just a Bill,” reminds us, the vast majority of bills introduced in Congress never even get a committee hearing, let alone actually become law.

It was experiences like this one that compelled me to create this column.

During the past decade of working at various levels of government, I observed countless businesses, groups, and associations advocating a cause and lobbying on legislation. Sometimes it was done well and led to the launch of a governor’s initiative, or resulted in a bill becoming a law, or caused language in a proposed federal rule to be withdrawn. Other times, I privately shook my head in disbelief as a group was not invited back or witnessed an issue fade quickly because of poor advocacy.

Last October, I left Gov. Scott Walker's D.C. office after more than four years as Wisconsin’s director of federal relations. Prior to that, I spent time on Capitol Hill, at a federal agency, and in Florida’s governor’s office. I have been lobbied a lot. I have friends and co-workers who have been lobbied even more than me, and I’ve listened to many of their experiences. In so many cases, better communication and interaction would have led to much better outcomes.

This column's primary goal is to help readers become more successful in communicating and advocating their message to government offices.

Twice each month I will share messages about honesty always being the best policy, the importance of the FUP (What’s a FUP? You’ll need to read!), timeliness, thank you notes, some D.C. nuts and bolts, and more.

Advantageous Advocacy is not a gossip column, so I will never, ever “out” anyone, but I hope we will all grow from various examples.

If you have experiences or comments you would like to share – good or bad – please do.

-- Riemann is president of 1492 Communications, a consulting firm. She can be reached at: wendy@1492communications.com.

Labels:


Comments: 30

At January 28, 2016 at 8:16 PM, Blogger analytics rajarakminimarket said...

rak minimarket
rak toko
rak supermarket
rak toko murah
rak murah
rak gudang jakarta
rak gudang jakarta
trolley
rak minimarket bandung
jual rak minimarket
jual rak gudang
rak pallet
rak barang
konsultan rak
aksesoris display
aksesoris toko
rak minimarket jakarta
rak supermarket jakarta
raja rak
raja rak jakarta
raja rak indonesia
raja rak swalayan
rumah rak
rumah rak indonesia
rak gondola
rak swalayan
rak minimarket murah
harga rak minimarket
rak baru murah
rak gudang rekondisi
rak gudang heavy duty
rak gudang besar
rak toko minimarket
rak gudang light duty
rak gudang medium duty
rak obral
konsultan rak indonesia
Rak Minimarket Corp
gudangnya rak
kontainer plastik
tong sampah plastik
tempat sampah plastik
pallet plastik
pallet
pallet gudang
produk plastik
jual kontainer plastik
harga kontainer plastik

 
At February 6, 2016 at 1:11 AM, Blogger donald yates said...

I am freelance writer of admission essay writing service which provide services to the students who are struggling in making their admission essay as the best one. The admission essay has a great impact on the admission process. So everyone needs best admission essay.

 
At February 27, 2016 at 2:31 PM, Blogger Meiko Kaito said...

I was so happy to see my most loved bloggers back to posting this week. Don't hesitate to share some you could call your own most loved like in the post. awriter.org

 
At April 1, 2016 at 4:21 AM, Blogger Hieu Nguyen said...

You need to kill time, you need entertainment. Refer to our website. hope you get the most comfort.
Thanks for sharing !
Friv 5
Kizi 1
Yepi 3

 
At April 15, 2016 at 7:14 AM, Blogger Jacob Martin said...

Much obliged to you a considerable measure for setting aside the ideal opportunity for you to share such a decent data.
Caseism.com
Case Analysis

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

http://995mi.com/threads/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.143344/
http://gundemcafe.com/threads/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.4497
http://webb.vn/forum/t/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.11640/
http://bandatnenquan9.net/threads/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.3886
http://canhocaocapquan5.net/threads/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.3115
http://waptruyen.edu.vn/t/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.17901/
http://muabannhadatthuduc.org/threads/canh-ga-rim-ca-chua-hap-dan.2180
http://diendandoanhnghiep.net/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.4583/
http://diendandautunhadat.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5819/
http://dangtinraovat.biz/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5991/
http://congnghetuonglai.info/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5672/
http://dangtinnhanh.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5427/
http://diendannhadat.land/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5646/
http://diendankinhte.asia/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5325/
http://diendandogo.com/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.6399/
http://diendantonghop.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5417/
http://hangchatluong.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga.5432/
http://raovatmoingay.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5255/
http://muavaban.asia/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5271/
http://raovat5giay.info/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5293/

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:29 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

http://raovatmoinhat.com/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5029/
http://muabanhanghoa.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5399/
http://raovatgia.com/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.4220/
http://raovatmoi.org/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5501/
http://mualaban.info/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5728/
http://themepark-guy.com/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5313/
http://xuthecongnghe.com/bai-viet/bi-xao-long-ga-hap-dn.5126/
http://diendanchungkhoan.info/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.3996/
http://diendandulich.asia/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.4843/
http://diendancokhi.org/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5464/
http://diendanmarketing.biz/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5506/
http://diendancongngheso.biz/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5463/
http://diendangiaoduc.org/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5522/
http://diendanbatdongsan.asia/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5175/
http://diendandautu.org/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5329/
http://diendantinhyeu.org/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5176/
http://diendanoto.biz/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-qu.5260/
http://www.teenphoto.vn/forum/threads/canh-ga-om-hung-que-hap-dan.27027/
http://vora.biz/threads/canh-ga-om-hung-que-hap-dan.21149/
http://muasamdientu.com/threads/canh-ga-om-hung-que-hap-dan.6930/

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:30 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

https://www.hansabase.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.139545/
http://raovat.toptinviet.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.27575/
http://gforum.vn/threads/g%C3%A0-n%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Bng-cay.172263/
http://diendanseo.tinonline247.net/threads/ga-nuong-cay.57091/
http://chosaigon.com/threads/ga-nuong-cay.185744/
http://nurjyo.info/threads/ga-nuong-cay.103166/
http://dangtin24h.org/threads/ga-nuong-cay.142877/
http://flfr.me/threads/ga-nuong-cay.101925/
http://ttvnol.com/threads/ga-nuong-cay.2979033/
http://ketnoisunghiep.vn/threads/ga-nuong-cay.98767/
http://rao3mien.com/threads/ga-nuong-cay.326262.html
http://sentour.vn/threads/ga-nuong-cay.9553.html
http://thpt-bacly-hanam.edu.vn/threads/ga-nuong-cay.6912.html
http://giadinhsusu.com/threads/g%C3%A0-n%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Bng-cay-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.362528/
http://diendan.chungcu.edu.vn/threads/ga-nuong-cay-hap-dn.77393/
http://diendanvemaybay.edu.vn/threads/g%C3%A0-n%C6%B0%E1%BB%9Bng-cay-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.43947/
http://seo24h.org/threads/ga-nuong-cay-hap-dan.135191/
http://raonhanh24h.vn/threads/ga-nuong-cay-hap-dan.65128/
http://ncnol.com/chu-de/ga-nuong-cay-hap-dan.128165/
http://trangbanbuon.com/threads/ga-nuong-cay-hap-dan.19821/

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:30 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

http://cps.edu.vn/threads/canh-ga-om-hung-que-hap-dan.183571/
http://raovattoanquoc.vn/bai-viet/canh-ga-om-hung-que-hap-dan.400919/
http://mastodonsea.com/threads/canh-ga-om-hung-que-hap-dan.24390/
http://giadinhsusu.com/threads/c%C3%A1nh-g%C3%A0-chi%C3%AAn-ti%C3%AAu.362526/
http://raovatchung.org/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu.113076/
http://mangraovat.edu.vn/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu.221637/
http://diem10.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu.12493.html
http://thuonghieudongho.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu.26261/
http://www.diendan.hotnhat.com.vn/bai-viet/canh-ga-chien-tieu.21304.html
http://forum.4rgameprivate.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.132990.html
http://dichvunhadep.edu.vn/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.186522/
http://995mi.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.143372/
http://forum.gamevn.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.1262980/
http://forum.nhasinhvien.net/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.77089/
http://forum.dmec.vn/index.php?threads/c%C3%A1nh-g%C3%A0-chi%C3%AAn-ti%C3%AAu-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.116948/
http://forum.vanrang.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.13270/
http://suckhoe123.com/threads/c%C3%A1nh-g%C3%A0-chi%C3%AAn-ti%C3%AAu-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.25963/
http://raovatweb.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.72562/
http://uptin247.com/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.122847/
http://www.bongban.club/threads/canh-ga-chien-tieu-hap-dan.1898/

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:30 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

http://canhocaocapquan5.net/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.3119
http://bandatnenquan9.net/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.3889
http://muabannhadatthuduc.org/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.2181
http://webb.vn/forum/t/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.11643/
http://diendankinhte.asia/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5332/
http://diendandogo.com/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.6406/
http://diendandoanhnghiep.net/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.4587/
http://diendannhadat.land/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5649/
http://congnghetuonglai.info/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5676/
http://dangtinnhanh.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5433/
http://dangtinraovat.biz/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5995/
http://diendandautunhadat.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5825/
http://diendantonghop.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5423/
http://hangchatluong.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga.5437/
http://mualaban.info/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5732/
http://muavaban.asia/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5275/
http://raovat5giay.info/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5297/
http://raovatgia.com/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.4222/
http://raovatmoinhat.com/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5033/
http://muabanhanghoa.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5407/

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

http://raotot.net/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot.50315/
http://muabannhadat.mobi/vn/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.11918/
http://muabanxehoi.mobi/vn/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.14797/
http://chotot.us/vn/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.25731/
http://padangpasir.com/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.6327
http://tuoitre.us/vn/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.22953/
http://cameradslr.net/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.6391
http://modamodelleri.org/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.6651
http://bogorsehat.com/threads/ga-xao-sa-ot-hap-dan.5052
http://outlok.org/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay.6383
http://duancapeparl.com/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay.5678
http://chothuevanphongvn.com/4rum/t/canh-ga-sot-cay.2891
http://canhocaocapthuduc.com/4rum/t/canh-ga-sot-cay.4271
http://www.aloudgroup.co/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay.4982
http://www.ugirls.org/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay.4833
http://www.lankew.com/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay.5091
http://acpi.edu.vn/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.16245
http://995mi.com/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.143392/
http://waptruyen.edu.vn/t/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.17902/
http://gundemcafe.com/threads/canh-ga-sot-cay-hap-dan.4500

 
At May 18, 2016 at 10:31 PM, Blogger Huỳnh Duy said...

http://raovatmoingay.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5257/
http://raovatmoi.org/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5506/
http://themepark-guy.com/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5316/
http://xuthecongnghe.com/bai-viet/dua-leo-nm-tht-ga-hap-dn.5130/
http://diendanchungkhoan.info/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.4000/
http://diendangiaoduc.org/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5529/
http://diendancokhi.org/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5471/
http://diendancongngheso.biz/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5468/
http://diendanmarketing.biz/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5512/
http://diendanbatdongsan.asia/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5181/
http://diendandautu.org/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5334/
http://diendandulich.asia/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.4848/
http://diendantinhyeu.org/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5182/
http://diendanoto.biz/bai-viet/ga-om-xi-du.5267/
http://gforum.vn/threads/g%C3%A0-om-x%C3%AC-d%E1%BA%A7u-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.172291/
http://diendanvemaybay.edu.vn/threads/g%C3%A0-om-x%C3%AC-d%E1%BA%A7u-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.43960/
http://diendan.chungcu.edu.vn/threads/ga-om-xi-du-hap-dn.77400/
http://giadinhsusu.com/threads/g%C3%A0-om-x%C3%AC-d%E1%BA%A7u-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.362532/
http://flfr.me/threads/ga-om-xi-dau-hap-dan.101942/
http://dulichnambo.net/threads/g%C3%A0-om-x%C3%AC-d%E1%BA%A7u-h%E1%BA%A5p-d%E1%BA%ABn.3622/

 
At May 24, 2016 at 5:01 AM, Blogger Alex John said...

There where regions portrayed in this post, I appear to never individuals who smoke think about this data.
TheCaseSolutions.com Scam

 
At June 6, 2016 at 5:29 AM, Blogger seagull trang said...


This topic is interesting. This information is very useful to me. I hope there will be many articles or like this article. Thank you for sharing
head soccer

 
At June 20, 2016 at 2:28 PM, Blogger PXRV's Admin said...

I should say thank you very much for this good information. me @ Jasaseoweb

 
At June 20, 2016 at 11:16 PM, Blogger Alex John said...

I for one such as your post; you have shared great bits of knowledge and encounters. Keep it up.
Coffee Inventory Management under LIFO at Farmer Brothers Coffee Company Case Solution

 
At July 2, 2016 at 12:46 AM, Blogger Kristofer Kihn said...

I was searching for any article for my school homework lastly got it from you. Much obliged.
ASP Project Help

 
At July 14, 2016 at 5:23 AM, Blogger Essay Writer said...

to find the best article for your assignment task could be from best coursework writing service that offers top high quality services for the students by professional experts.

 
At July 16, 2016 at 6:29 AM, Blogger Alex John said...

Another incredible post, I value all the work you put into this site, assisting others with your fun and inventive works.
How Strategic Is Your Board? Case Solution

 
At July 22, 2016 at 2:38 AM, Blogger Kristofer Kihn said...

Awesome enlightening site. I'm truly awed subsequent to perusing this blog entry. I truly welcome the time and exertion you go through to impart this to us!
C Assignment Help

 
At July 26, 2016 at 7:17 AM, Blogger Alex John said...

There were a few enlightening things in your web journal. A debt of gratitude is in order for upgrading that.
Caseism.com

 
At August 13, 2016 at 7:16 AM, Blogger Philip Kayden said...

I’m really impressed with your article, such great & usefull knowledge you mentioned here ANCOVA Homework Help

 
At August 15, 2016 at 4:37 AM, Blogger Alessio Alexie said...

only professional writers can make this kind of material, cheers Transport Layer Computer Network Homework Help

 
At August 19, 2016 at 7:32 AM, Blogger Albert Thomas said...

I loved the way you discuss the topic great work thanks for the share
Python writing Help

 
At November 4, 2016 at 5:02 AM, Blogger Victor Baily said...

It’s very informative and useful option for the daily online readers. Thumbs up for you! 
Visual Basic Project Help

 
At November 4, 2016 at 6:30 AM, Blogger Brian Joseph said...

This is really a great stuff for sharing. Keep it up .Thanks for sharing.
White Paper Writing

 
At November 4, 2016 at 10:15 AM, Blogger xumeiqing said...

20161105meiqing
ralph lauren
ray ban sunglasses
chaussure louboutin
abercrombie and fitch
michael kors purses
cheap ray ban sunglasses
adidas super color
ugg outlet
nike air max outlet
michael kors outlet
cheap ugg boots
timberland boots
ugg outlet
mont blanc pens
michael kors handbags
moncler outlet
canada goose jackets
ugg australia
michael kors outlet store
coach outlet
cheap jordans
ray ban sunglasses
christian louboutin outlet
fit flops
cheap oakleys
cheap mlb jerseys
tory burch outlet
ralph lauren outlet
longchamp outlet
gucci handbags
coach factory outlet
louboutin
ralph lauren outlet
adidas nmd

 
At February 6, 2017 at 3:03 AM, Blogger Happy New Year 2018 said...

If you want to make your New Year fully enjoyable with kith and kens then you can get such admirable services for the better selections of Happy New Year 2018. We are always there to help you with the good items from our services with the assured ways. 2018 happy new year, Happy new year, Happy new year 2018, Valentines Day 2017, Happy valentines day 2017, Happy valentine day 2017, Happy new year, Merry christmas, Merry christmas wishes, Merry christmas wishes

 
At April 26, 2017 at 3:27 AM, Blogger pauledwards124 said...

CASE STUDY HELP & CASE STUDY ONLINE HELP What a case study is and what it requires? Case study assignment is a must assignment that every student get.
Online Case Study help

 
At April 26, 2017 at 5:18 AM, Blogger lisa roberts said...

Our website is number 1 in Assignment Provider, Assignment Help for University Students in UK, USA, Australia, and Malaysia. You Can Ask Every Thing You Want. Our Team Work 24/7.Assignment Help Providers

 

Post a Comment

Back to BizOpinion main page

: See newer blog items : : See older blog items :

BizOpinion site feed
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT

wisbusiness.com Social News

Follow Us

Site Sponsors

ARCHIVE

· January 2009
· February 2009
· March 2009
· April 2009
· May 2009
· June 2009
· July 2009
· August 2009
· September 2009
· October 2009
· November 2009
· December 2009
· January 2010
· February 2010
· March 2010
· April 2010
· May 2010
· June 2010
· July 2010
· August 2010
· September 2010
· October 2010
· November 2010
· December 2010
· January 2011
· February 2011
· March 2011
· April 2011
· May 2011
· June 2011
· July 2011
· August 2011
· September 2011
· October 2011
· November 2011
· December 2011
· January 2012
· February 2012
· March 2012
· April 2012
· May 2012
· June 2012
· July 2012
· August 2012
· September 2012
· October 2012
· November 2012
· December 2012
· January 2013
· February 2013
· March 2013
· April 2013
· May 2013
· June 2013
· July 2013
· August 2013
· September 2013
· October 2013
· November 2013
· December 2013
· January 2014
· February 2014
· March 2014
· April 2014
· May 2014
· June 2014
· July 2014
· August 2014
· September 2014
· October 2014
· November 2014
· December 2014
· January 2015
· February 2015
· March 2015
· April 2015
· May 2015
· June 2015
· July 2015
· August 2015
· September 2015
· October 2015
· November 2015
· December 2015
· January 2016
· February 2016
· March 2016
· April 2016
· May 2016
· July 2016
· August 2016
· October 2016
· December 2016
Copyright ©2013 WisBusiness.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisPolitics.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications