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Yes, you CAN change things!

Yes, YOU can change things!

Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative DecisionsINCLUDING THE BUDGET !

#1


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

#2

Wash, Rinse, Repeat

Like your hair, a legislator needs training . . .

Training about the Aggregate Industry!

(And, it takes more than one application!)


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

Go LOCAL,

not Loco!

#3

Focus on what your policy change or budget request will mean for the legislator’s constituents.


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

#4 Out of Sight? Out of Your Mind!

Stay in touch!

Develop a Relationship!

#5 Take the Initiative!

Don’t wait for your legislator to call you. Be PROACTIVE!

Be PERSISTENT!

Be EARLY!


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

Be Persuasive . . .

In a genial, professional way

(Legislators respond to threats about

the same way you do . . . Negatively.)

#6

No

Whining!!!


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

Find a Champion. Help Your Champion!

  • Provide the Ammunition:

    • Facts

      • Statistics

        • Illustrations

          • Point Papers

            • Personal Support

#7


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

#8

Make Your Legislator Look Good!


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

#9

Become the

Go-to Resource

for Your Elected Official on Environmental Issues

Your legislator should think . . .

“I’d better call Hardy Graniteto see how this clean water issue impacts my folks back home.”


Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative Decisions

  • The 10th Essential?

  • YOU!

  • You are accomplished. You have a position of responsibility because someone thinks you’ve got special talents.

    • Take advantage of those recognized personal strengths

    • Do what it is you’ve done to become successful

    • Get engaged with your elected representatives


Yes, you CAN change things!

Yes, YOU can change things!

Nine Out of Ten Essentials For Influencing Legislative DecisionsINCLUDING THE BUDGET !


If it really is important, then Advocate for Aggregate!

Scott Maxwell

Mathews & Maxwell, Inc.

[email protected]


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