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Quiz Questions 1. What household item was Lipinski’s first case study about?
2. In his second case study, Lipinski wants to award the HPrize for research on what?
3. One strategy mentioned in the chapter is to send correspondence to all the members of the House. This is called what? Class Activity
Class Activity In groups of 10, pretend that you are a first term House member. Decide what issue you want to influence in the upcoming session and create a plan for enactment. Be sure to cite direct advice from Lipinski in your report.
1. What is the issue?
2. How would you use the process to your advantage?
3. How would you build relationships and take advantage of them? Lipinski’s Advice
Lipinski’s Advice Consider all the avenues for impact
Fortunetelling + timing
React to unorthodox lawmaking
Word legislation for good committee assignment Pay attention to committee norms
Get committee assignments that put you where you can influence your issues
If not on the committee, get support from committee members Lipinski’s Advice
Lipinski’s Advice Get party leadership on board Why would leadership want to help you? Make sure the committee communicates with leadership
Build relationships What are the sources of these relationships? Dear Colleague letter
Garner bipartisan and broad ideological support
Get your item incorporated into a bigger bill likely to pass
Make it an amendment
Attach good names
Join with likeminded ideas Lipinski’s Advice
Lipinski’s Advice Choose your time wisely
Only ask favors when you need them
Use timetable to your advantage
Use leverage over leadership ...
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This note was uploaded on 02/02/2012 for the course 790 306 taught by Professor Gertzog during the Fall '09 term at Rutgers.
- Fall '09