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2012 FLM Sept / Oct Page 26 [Free Version] Constituents are the New Lobbyists page 1
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In today’s world of digital technology, elected officials are able to easily gauge support and opposition of legislation quicker and more effectively from the people who vote them into office. FLA ’s website has tools that allow you to engage your elected officials and find out where they stand on forest landowner issues.

 

BY: Melinda Gable, Government Relations, Forest Landowners Association

 

Members of Congress are inundated by big organizations and Washington, DC, lobbyists pounding the halls of their offices every day. But the influence lobbyists and special interest groups have in the political process is waning. Policy makers no longer need to rely solely on information being spoon-fed to them from inside the Capital Beltway. New technology and social media advancements allow policy makers to interact with their constituents in ways that were impossible 10 years ago.

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