Through The Noise
February 19, 2018
#330 Learn How to Lobby Congress Effectively with David Lusk and Brad Fitch
Through the Noise #330
David Lusk // Founder // Key Advocacy and
Brad Fitch // CEO // Congressional Management Foundation
Many individuals use the new year as an opportunity to get fit — and similarly, it’s a great opportunity for your organization to get its advocacy program in shape. We’ve invited two experts to the show today to help you with that — David Lusk, Founder of Key Advocacy and Brad Fitch, CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation. David Lusk is a returning guest who Ernesto called an “Advocacy Personal Trainer” and they are both committed to creating better advocates — whether as individual citizens or as an organization. Over 50,000 people have taken the citizen advocate training offered by the Congressional Management Foundation and on this episode, you’ll hear some myths busted about lobbying Congress. Think your voice doesn’t count or your organization is too small or lacking the budget to hire a high-powered lobbyist? You need to tune in today to learn how you can direct the resources you have in the proper direction to getting what you and the members of your organization want.
David Lusk is the founder and CEO of Key Advocacy. With over 20 years of policy experience, David specializes in nationwide, affiliate grassroots efforts and key contact engagement programs. He has trained over 6,000 advocates in nearly every state, ranging from nonprofit volunteers to executives in the C-Suite. Because of the legislative and engagement successes his programs achieved, David is considered a knowledge leader in advocacy best practices and developing advanced advocacy programs.
Bradford Fitch is currently the president and CEO of the Congressional Management Foundation. He’s also is the author of “Citizen’s Handbook to Influencing Elected Officials” and “Media Relations Handbook for Agencies, Associations, Nonprofits and Congress.”