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Not all advocacy is lobbying, but all lobbying is advocacy.

  • Advocacy ≠ Lobbying
  • Always check with your organization first
  • Restrictions have to do with state vs federal funding
  • You can always advocate off-the-clock
  • Lobbying requires a direct “ask”, for example asking a legislator to make changes to a bill
  • You can always advocate by educating!
  • 501(c)(3) organizations CAN lobby if it constitutes 5% of annual budget or less
  • If you want to know more, we offer a full 2 hour training