What Kind of Influence Do Lobbyists Have, and Do You Think It’s Fair?


Lobbyists get paid to convince lawmakers to pass or oppose laws and other policies on behalf of their clients. Lobbying is protected by the First Amendment, and anyone can do it. In reality, 95% of lobbying in the United States is done on behalf of big business. But not all lobbying is about money. Other "currency" includes relationships and connections. If you're still wondering how it all works, watch the video, then let us know: What kind of influence do lobbyists have, and do you think it's fair? 

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Create a short self-style video or audio responses explaining which cause or organization you would choose to lobby for and why.