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The Political Arm of Associations

Posted by Carrie Kolar on Dec 29, 2015 6:30:00 AM

As we approach the end of this year and its ensuing presidential, congressional, state and local elections, politics and political outreach are on the minds of many. It’s a time when people get more involved in the political process, and associations are a vehicle through which members can make their voices heard. Many associations were created specifically to give a voice to their members and promote and defend their member’s interests, and many more consider advocacy and political outreach an important part of their overall mission. In this article, we’ll take a look at the political arm of associations, why they engage in political outreach, whether association lobbying works, and how you can get involved in your association’s political efforts.

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Topics: political outreach