State and local have become an important part of the government affairs strategy for organizations of all shapes and sizes. Many times, if the federal government is looking at an issue, you can be sure that a number of states have already tried to tackle that same issue. In fact, many federal laws began as a multitude of state laws.
Leveraging a state advocacy strategy can help you get ahead and seize the opportunities to influence policy. This is why, together with The Advocacy Association, we bring you a primer on best practices and thought leadership on state and local government relations, focusing on the tools, technology, and techniques of successful practitioners, organizations, and consultants.