Lobbying, or governmental relations, means communicating with lawmakers with a purpose. This is a necessary activity in any democracy. 

States generally define lobbying as an attempt to influence government action through either written or oral communication.  

  Lobbyists are not simply individuals who engage in lobbying. A legislator gathering support for a bill is not considered a  lobbyist, nor is a constituent making a call or sending an email to a policymaker about a matter of personal  concern.   

 Professional lobbyists are people whose business is to influence legislation, regulation, or other government decisions, actions, or policies on behalf of a group or individual who hires them. 

Lobbying Rules

 Lobbying, lobbyist, and other related terms are defined from the respective states' statutes by the National Conference of State Legislatures.  The State of Maryland's lobbying regulatory programs are administered by the 

State Ethics Commission.

Hire a LobbyisT


Our lobbyists will:

Research policy solutions for your issue

Identify potential "champions" for the cause

Build relationships with lawmakers

Meet one-on-one with legislative staff, committee members, and key agency officials on your behalf

Partner with other organizations, educate and equip advocates with tools to support your campaign