Legislative Lobbying Study

Client was a state association representing small-business owners throughout the Louisiana. A perceived shortage of service offerings from the client's membership prompted some other business interests to introduce multiple pieces of legislation to alter the powers and protections of the client's members. Roedel Parsons Koch (RPK) worked with the client to develop a comprehensive strategy to educate legislators about the deficiencies in the opposition's position, engage the grassroots advocacy of the client's membership and suggest a better path forward for all interested parties. RPK worked with relevant state agencies, stakeholders, legislators and the opposition to whittle the legislation down to one piece of compromise legislation that allowed the client to maintain their powers and protections but provided temporary relief to those concerned about any service shortages from client's members.