Lobbyists 4 Good, the first crowdfunding platform that helps everyday Americans hire professional lobbyists, is on a quest to get the government working for the people again. To help with this effort, they have launched a free resource, titled The Advocacy Guide, that teaches citizens how to effect change in Washington.
“Our organization’s goal is to make democracy more accessible for all Americans,” said Billy DeLancey, Lobbyists 4 Good’s Executive Director. “The Advocacy Guide helps everyday people get things done in Washington. Citizens have a lot more influence than most people think, but we have to be smarter when reaching out to our representatives.”
The Advocacy Guide gives readers a behind-the-scenes look at how Congress works, what gets legislators’ attention, how to approach elected officials at the state or federal level, and provides professional tips to help the average citizen stand out from the crowd.
In an AP poll conducted last July, 75% of Americans said they have too little influence in government. The work Lobbyists 4 Good is doing through their crowdfunding platform is helping to level the playing field between everyday Americans and large corporations, special interest groups, and wealthy donors. By hiring lobbyists to work on their behalf, the average American will have a stronger voice and more powerful representation in the halls of Congress.
Their team has over 40 years of combined experience in government, advocacy and nonprofits. Billy, who worked at the Department of Agriculture before joining the advocacy community, played a key role in securing more funding for US Foreign Aid projects that provide clean drinking water to people around the world. He also led a successful effort to boost funding for the U.S. Institute of Peace for Fiscal Year 2018.
ABOUT LOBBYISTS 4 GOOD
Lobbyists 4 Good is the first crowdfunding platform that gives everyday Americans the same access to professional lobbyists as large corporations and special interest groups. They currently have eight campaigns live on their platform raising money to hire lobbyists for the people. Find out how it works by visiting their website: www.lobbyists4good.org.