ERIC Number: ED220368
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
Lobbying in New Jersey. A Handbook.
Becker, Nancy H.
This handbook is designed to help women become effective lobbyists. Although written for women in New Jersey, it can be used by women in other states as well. A lobbyist is defined as a person representing a group who conducts a campaign to influence members of the legislature to vote for the group's special interest. Several factors which contribute to the increasing need for effective legislative lobbying are discussed. Laws regulating lobbyists are examined. A great deal of practical information is included in the handbook. A major portion of the handbook is devoted to helping readers understand the legislative process. How a bill becomes a law is discussed. The path of one bill through the New Jersey legislature and a flow chart illustrate the process. The handbook also describes tactics and strategies that a lobbyist can use. These include agenda setting, direct lobbying, lobbying the committee, lobbying for a floor vote, grass roots lobbying, coalition building, and understanding and utilizing the media. Discussed is the lobbyist's role regarding the implementation and enforcement phase once a bill becomes a law. A bibliography of additional resources and a glossary of frequently used terms are also included. (RM)
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Glossaries, Lobbying, Political Influences, Political Power, Politics, State Legislation
Center for the American Woman & Politics, Eagleton Institute of Politics, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ 08901 ($3.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New Jersey State Dept. of Community Affairs, Trenton.
Authoring Institution: Rutgers, The State Univ., New Brunswick, NJ. Center for the American Woman and Politics.
Identifiers: New Jersey
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