Avoiding the Slippery Slope of Lobbying Training
The RPC trains researchers on how to act as “honest brokers”, or neutral arbiters of scientific information. We discuss myriad implications of research and provide menus of “options” on how to use research evidence without lobbying for a specific policy agenda or solution. This is key to remaining nonpartisan and maintaining trusting relationships with offices. This training describes the difference between educational advocacy and lobbying, when and why each are allowed, and how it can affect relationships with policymakers. We provide several examples to help guide you through the process of learning these differences.