Advocacy in the Executive Branch of Government
Typical advocacy activities focus almost always on the Legislative Branch of Government, which is entirely appropriate as members of Congress work directly for their constituents (see Chaps. 4 and 5). Advocacy efforts may also be directed to the Executive Branch, which may not be as accessible, however. But the Executive Departments are charged often with creating new rules and regulations to facilitate implementation of newly passed laws. To be effective here, advocacy requires knowledge about the structure of the Executive Branch, their strategic goals, their use of review panels and advisory committees, and other potential targets for advocacy activities.
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