Research & Data Collection – People

That leaves the people. Once you figure out which decision-making body has the power to give you what you want and you can narrow down to the specific people within those bodies, such as committee chairs, leadership, etc., it will help to do some homework on the specific people holding those roles. This has gotten easy to do with the help of Google and other search engines. Learning as much as you can about those specific decision-makers serves two purposes: (1) it will help you develop campaign strategies to influence those people, and (2) it will inform your choice of legislative sponsor.

Below are some helpful tools to get you started: