Working in concert with the Legislative, Executive, and Press Corps; Lobbyists hold the keys to making or breaking legislation through the powers of knowledge, information, and persuasion. They are the “lifelines” for Senators and Representatives as they try to secure co-sponsors, pass their own legislation, and argue other proposed legislation.
Lobbyists work directly with the Executive Branch serving as a Director of Legislative Affairs for one of the elected or appointed Executive Cabinet offices.
Lobbyists are also responsible for assisting the members of the Williams House and Senate to find Co-Sponsors for their legislation, as well as the passage of legislation between the Williams House & Senate chambers and onto the Governor’s office for his or her signature.
Finally, as a lobbyist you may find yourself in the midst of the frenzy sometimes caused by the press, as you field questions and requests on behalf of your clients.
If you have a handle on how the actual Legislative and Executive branches work, how they interact, and how that translates into our Youth In Government “world”, you will have an advantage in the Lobbying program.