State and Federal Legislative Advocacy
Our approach to legislative advocacy effectively navigates and connects the policies, politics, and players. We develop an intimate understanding of the policy issues; grasp current and changing political dynamics; proactively anticipate and address obstacles; creatively strategize to create solutions; build and maintain key relationships; and work tirelessly to achieve our clients’ goals.
While our legislative advocacy efforts are primarily targeted at the state level, we also advocate at the federal level in certain circumstances.
Upon the passage of legislation, the regulatory process dictates the details of implementation. We help clients provide feedback to state agencies tasked with implementing legislation to ensure that the real-world applications of policies are in our clients’ best interests.
The state budget process can be complex and opaque. We have developed a reputation for effective budget advocacy, regularly achieving the inclusion of budget allocations that directly benefit our clients’ funding needs.
Grassroots Strategies and Coalition Building
Building strong stakeholder coalitions and seeking grassroots support is a key part of our advocacy strategy–as there is strength in numbers and district-level pressure is compelling to decision makers. Leveraging our government roots, when possible, to help apply local-level pressure is an extension of our advocacy strategy.
Political Action Committee Consulting
We provide relevant insight and information, as appropriate, to allow clients to make informed decisions regarding PAC operations and contributions.
We work with our clients to map out comprehensive legislative strategies to ensure we have mutual understanding of priorities and goals, as well as fleshed out plans to achieve them.
Providing regular, expert testimony in legislative committee hearings and at regulatory meetings is a crucial part of effective advocacy. We are prepared, informed, and able to think on our feet to provide information and answer decisionmakers’ questions in public settings, in a way that best represents our clients’ positions.
Policy Research, Analysis, and Monitoring
We track and analyze legislation throughout the process to identify potential impacts on our clients and provide regular updates about bills throughout the process. We regularly delve into the history of policy proposals, conducting efficient research to fully understand the context of the issues we work on for our clients.
Governmental Consulting and Procurement
SYASL strives to connect clients with key decisionmakers in government. We also work to align our client interests with administrative, regulatory and procurement decisions by public agencies at the state, regional, local and federal levels.