Lobbying is a substantial part of American politics and has a lot of influence on how its government is shaped. However, lobbying can be confusing to the average person. There is also a lot of misinformation out there that may cause average people to hold preconceived notions or misconceptions. In this video, you will learn everything you need to know about lobbying, including what it is, what a lobbyist does, and how it shapes our politics — even for good.
Lobbying can be as simple as someone’s right to speak up about issues they care about in order to gain public attention and create change. Protests and marches are both types of lobbying.
However, it can also be conducted by hired professionals. This can be done around all sorts of issues. People assume that it is untrustworthy and bad, but in many cases, it is the best way to gain traction for issues that should be talked about and resolved. It’s a way to get politicians to pay attention to the voices of the public.