State Government Affairs
Testifying Remotely? Here’s A Checklist and Our Best Tips
February 9, 2022 | Liz Malm, Rob Shrum, Marvin Yates
Finding the right person to represent you isn’t easy — they need to understand your issues, know the right people, and work comfortably with you and your team. They must be ethical and effective. And you have a budget to keep in mind. How do you make the right choice in an unfamiliar state capitol?
That’s where we come in. We’ve helped clients find the right lobbyist for over 35 years. We have long-term relationships with the nation’s deepest network of lobbyists — in every capital city and hundreds of localities. When you need in-state or local representation, MultiState will engage the right lobbyist at the right fee, while ensuring timely and accurate lobbying compliance.
There’s a reason MultiState retains hundreds of lobbyists each year on behalf of our clients: we deliver value in every phase of the process.
To get the job done, you’ll need someone on the ground with local knowledge and a sterling reputation. We’ve built and we maintain relationships with over 2,000 lobbyists across the country. MultiState engages the right lobbyist for our clients more than 500 times each year. We continuously develop and update our network to keep pace with changing political dynamics. Our network and scope are unparalleled.
We’re not a referral service. Each engagement is unique, so we fully research and vet the available lobbyists in the states or localities where you need representation. We only work with effective and ethical lobbyists — our name is literally on the registration forms, so we have skin in the game too. We take issue expertise, politics, relationships, and personality into account — and do an in-depth conflict check — to ensure we’ve identified the best match for you.
Once we’ve found you the right representation, we’ll also take care of the administrative work: negotiating the best fees, executing agreements, and submitting lobbying registrations and reports on your behalf.
Do you need to work a single bill in one state and be up and running as fast as possible? Do you want to monitor your key issues in an off-session year? Or do you need a series of lobbyists spread out across the country, all working toward the same policy goal? No matter your needs, we’ll make it easy and find you the right fit.
Before we find the right match for you, we need a thorough understanding of what you’re facing. What issues are impacting you and how? What’s your objective? How do you and your team work together?
Our people are your strategic advantage. MultiState’s industry veterans have decades of experience matching clients with the right lobbyists. We have a time-tested process of researching and vetting candidates.
Our lobbyist network wasn’t built overnight. Thirty-five years of interviewing and working directly with thousands of lobbyists are what makes MultiState’s network the largest and most respected in the country. Access to this knowledge base will equip you with what you need to win in the statehouse and city hall.
Finding the right lobbyist doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Let us do the hard part so you can focus on the big picture.
“With our extensive network of government relations firms positioned in each state, MultiState is prepared, at a moments notice, to deploy the right lobbyist to handle your issue(s). These professionals fully understand what is driving decisions in their capitals and municipalities, both from a political and policy perspective. And they always have a great story, with local flavor to tell!”
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