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NCJ Number: 201299 Find in a Library
Title: Guidelines for Advocacy: Changing Policies & Laws to Create Safer Environments for Youth
Corporate Author: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 8
Sponsoring Agency: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
Alexandria, VA 22314
Sale Source: Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
625 Slaters Lane, Suite 300
Alexandria, VA 22314
United States of America
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This strategizer, developed by the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America, is designed to clarify what constitutes lobbying and to what extent non-profit agencies can participate in lobbying activities.
Abstract: The IRS recognizes two forms of lobbying: direct lobbying and grassroots lobbying. Direct lobbying is defined as communication with any member or employee of a legislative body or with any government official or employee in an attempt to influence legislation. Grassroots lobbying is defined as any communication that attempts to influence legislation by affecting the opinions of the general public. Questions about lobbying with government money, how much lobbying is permitted, and allowable lobbying expenditures are answered. It is explained that legislation passed in 1976 clearly supports lobbying by nonprofit organizations. Finally, the strategizer outlines and provides examples for the types of activities that are not considered lobbying, such as meeting with legislators to discuss social problems and providing legislators with educational materials pertaining to specific legislation without calling for action on that legislation. Resources for more information about lobbying are identified.
Main Term(s): Lobbying
Index Term(s): Legislation; Nonprofit organizations
Note: Strategizer 31
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