Six Ways to Take Advantage of the Election Year Legislative Pause

two professionals planning together October 25, 2016 By: Anne D. DarConte, CAE

Government relations professionals should take advantage of the inevitable pause in legislative activity and productivity that happens during election season by getting planning done, getting organized, and getting lunches.

Election season often provides a slowdown or even a halt to legislative bodies' activity and productivity. This tendency seems highest during presidential election years. Not surprisingly, it also appears to be more prevalent at the federal congressional level than it is at the state level. But government relations professionals can continue to show their value to the association by using the hiatus as an opportunity to revisit, assess, and adjust their organization's strategic GR priorities, goals, and activities. Here are six ways to do just that....