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Citizen Advocacy vs. Federal Lobbying: Where Do We Draw the Line?

After working with 98 health care organizations and leading countless advocacy and public relations campaigns, we frequently encounter the question: What is the difference between advocacy and lobbying? The answer is simple: All lobbying is advocacy, but not all advocacy is lobbying. Despite their frequent interchange in conversation, understanding the nuances between advocacy and lobbying…

CURA Strategies Launches Advocacy Accelerator
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CURA Strategies Launches Advocacy Accelerator

CURA Strategies is thrilled to officially launch Advocacy Accelerator! Focused exclusively on health care issues, we built Advocacy Accelerator to help government relations professionals and volunteer advocates achieve their policy goals through free resources, community-building opportunities, and training opportunities, including our Advocacy Academy training course for volunteer advocates. See the full press release below for more…

White Coat Advocacy: 3 Things You Need to Know
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White Coat Advocacy: 3 Things You Need to Know

Medical professionals make up 4 of the top 5 most trusted professionals, with nursing topping the list as the number one trusted profession. Add in their impressive credentials, and it is no surprise that the medical professional’s perspective can be a major influence on policymakers and the media. As a public affairs consulting firm focused…

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How to Maximize Publicity Around a Bill Introduction

Thousands of bills are filed each congressional session, and while each are vying for public attention and consideration, only a few receive the support and momentum to pass out of Congress. Maximizing publicity around legislation is a critical first step to promoting the bill on the day of introduction. This not only positions your organization…

4 Tips for Securing Appropriations Funding in 2024
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4 Tips for Securing Appropriations Funding in 2024

September is prime time for appropriations negotiations. While the Senate voted 91-7 to begin consideration of its bipartisan spending bills for FY 2024, so far the House has been unable to come to an agreement on their spending packages, raising the likelihood of a government shutdown after September 30. While these appropriations discussions are taking…