Advocacy v. Lobbying. Iowa Cancer Summit October 2, 2009. Peggy Huppert, American Cancer Society Lynh Patterson, Iowa Department of Public Health. What you’ll learn. What is advocacy? What is lobbying? Laws that apply to nonprofits for lobbying.
Iowa Cancer Summit
October 2, 2009
Peggy Huppert, American Cancer Society
Lynh Patterson, Iowa Department of Public Health
Office of Management and Budget circular A-122, section 25.
Costs that can not be charged to federal government by a nonprofit grantee for lobbying activities.
1) Attempts to influence the outcomes of any Federal, State, or local election, referendum, initiative, or similar procedure, through in kind or cash contributions, endorsements, publicity, or similar activity;
(2) Establishing, administering, contributing to, or paying the expenses of a political party, campaign, political action committee, or other organization established for the purpose of influencing the outcomes of elections;
IDPH contracts for federal funding – general conditions.
a. No Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid, by or on behalf of the CONTRACTOR, to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress, or an employee of a member of Congress in connection with the awarding of any Federal contract, the making of any Federal grant, the making of any Federal
loan, the entering into of any cooperative agreement, or the extension, continuation, renewal, amendment, or modification of any Federal contract, grant, loan, or cooperative agreement.
68B.2(13)(a)(3) defines lobbyist
68B.5A(3) defines ban on lobbying activities
Chapter 8: Executive Branch Lobbying
governs Executive branch
Determine who you need to contact
Make your contact memorable
Be assertive in a polite way
Ask for what you want
Be direct, brief and clear
6. Follow up each contact
7. Educate early
8. Do your homework
Remember to use the news media
Don’t give up
Find others who share
your message to contact
Submit letters to the editor.
Talk to reporters about the issues, ask for a news story.
Submit news releases about your issues and activities.
Ask to visit with the Editorial Board about your issues or submit memos to the ED Board.
Remember: People and Personal Stories sell the media.