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:

Fun Fact


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

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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?