WHARR’s own Amy Bettys makes a very important point about the lobbying disclosure threshold today in City & State, and explains how lowering it is a threat to grassroots organizations, such as our own working groups.
“Like a lot of grassroots groups, we have no paid staffers in our organization. We spend our money on postcards to send to elected officials, a website to host our fact sheets and meeting spaces to work and educate fellow constituents. We do this because we believe deeply that the threats to civil rights and reproductive justice that we are fighting against are imminent. This is not lobbying for corporate profit. This is civic duty.”
Check out Amy’s entire piece here.