How to Think Like a Legislator: 5 Questions to Frame Your Issue

How to Think Like a Legislator: 5 Questions to Frame Your Issue

By: Bradford Fitch

Getting legislators to hear the issues that you're advocating for on behalf of your organization requires the ability to understand their thought processes. Here are five questions to ask your government relations staff to help you think like a legislator and achieve your association's legislative goals.

Politicians analyze requests for assistance through their own prism, asking a series of questions when considering an issue. Understanding a legislator's thinking process is valuable in developing an influence strategy. Consider the following questions designed to help you look at your issue the way a legislator does, which is the first step to legislative success....