Sunday, May 30, 2010
Political Advocacy for Beginners: Helpful Definitions
Coalition: Alliance of groups united for a cause. Some coalitions are independent; others who lobby Congress are affiliated with lobbying firms. (Examples: Coalition for Affordable and Reliable Health Care, End of Life Coalition, Pediatric Healthcare Coalition). Coalitions are required to disclose their members in their Lobbying Disclosure Act filings, per provisions in the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act.