Lobbyist

Prediction

  1. What do you think lobbyist means?

  2. Use lobbyist in a sentence:

  3. Think of an example of lobbyist in current events:


Definition

Someone hired by a business or a cause to persuade legislators to support that business or cause. Lobbyists get paid to win favor from politicians. Here is a table with every state's legal definition of lobbyist. And here is an Open Secrets list of how many lobbyists there are in the U.S.

Sentence

"When I grow up, I want to be a lobbyist and work for Exxon Mobil to persuade legislators that climate change isn't real," said no one ever.

Example

With Trump's Election, a Bonanza for Washington Lobbyists


Question(s)

  1. Why don't lobbyists lobby legislators to make lobbying illegal?

  2. What are two good things and two bad things about lobbyists.

  3. An acronym is a word formed from the initial letters or groups of letters of words in a set phrase or series of words and pronounced as a separate word, as Wac from Women's Army Corps, OPEC from Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or loran from long-range navigation, or SCUBA, standing for self-contained underwater breathing apparatus. Imagine Lobbyist was an acronym, what would the letters stand for?