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Reader Stories: What Does a Lobbyist Do?

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Lobbyists perform an important service to the American public, advocating for special interests and seeking change through the democratic political process. However, the lobbying profession is little understood by the general public. What is a lobbyist? What do they do? If you are a lobbyist, please share your experience and help others learn more about the profession.

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What have you learned during your career as a lobbyist? What professional experience stands out most vividly?

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