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  • Who?: Who are the key stakeholders on this issue? Which legislators are vocal champions? Which are detractors?
  • What?: What is the current status of the issue? What bills have been introduced, and what is the status of those bills? What messages are the parties using to discuss this issue?
  • When? When did this issue gain traction? When did key events happen that moved the needle on this issue?
  • Where?: Where is this issue popping up across the country? Where are the most vocal legislators from?

Who?

Finding vocal champions of the issue you're researching is easy with Quorum's comprehensive database of legislator documents, including a member's Dear Colleague letters, floor statements, newsletters to constituents, tweets, and Facebook posts. With a simple search for your issue, you can identify the most vocal legislators, committees, and caucuses on that issue. It's also important to find who the legislators are that are introducing and passing legislation on the issue. Run the same search terms in our database of legislation to see each of the bills introduced on that topic and the frequent sponsors and cosponsors.

What?

While you're searching for bills on your issue to see who is sponsoring them, explore what kind of bills are being introduced the most. Quickly get a breakdown to see what bill types are introduced most often (i.e. resolutions versus bills), and what stage of the legislative process it sits in. The other key "What?" question to answer is what messaging are parties using to describe the issue. In the document search, use Quorum's word cloud technology to see what keywords legislators are using, then break it down by party to see what words are distinct to Republican or Democratic messaging. Additionally, see what hashtags are driving the conversation on the issue. With this information, you can frame your conversations around members' existing dialogue.

When?

To go deeper, click to Quorum's trend graphs to find when the major spikes in dialogue were on your issue. This provides insight on whether your issue gained traction because of major societal events, or if a particular advocacy organization was effective during that time period at getting members to speak out on the issue.

Where?

Through both bill and document searches, Quorum allows users to quickly see where an issue is getting the most traction. In a dialogue search, which states' legislators are speaking the most on the issue? In bill search, determine which states are most active in sponsoring legislation on that issue.

Best Practice

The who, what, when, and where on an issue can change frequently as new events and advocacy campaigns can swing new legislators in favor or in opposition to a given issue. Using Quorum's auto-updating spreadsheet tool, Sheets, you can build a sheet on your issue to continuously see who is the most vocal on an issue, what hashtags are gaining traction, and what legislation is being introduced. [post_title] => Four Ways to Research Your Policy Issue in Quorum [post_excerpt] =>

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  • Who?: Who are the key stakeholders on this issue? Which legislators are vocal champions? Which are detractors?
  • What?: What is the current status of the issue? What bills have been introduced, and what is the status of those bills? What messages are the parties using to discuss this issue?
  • When? When did this issue gain traction? When did key events happen that moved the needle on this issue?
  • Where?: Where is this issue popping up across the country? Where are the most vocal legislators from?

Who?

Finding vocal champions of the issue you're researching is easy with Quorum's comprehensive database of legislator documents, including a member's Dear Colleague letters, floor statements, newsletters to constituents, tweets, and Facebook posts. With a simple search for your issue, you can identify the most vocal legislators, committees, and caucuses on that issue. It's also important to find who the legislators are that are introducing and passing legislation on the issue. Run the same search terms in our database of legislation to see each of the bills introduced on that topic and the frequent sponsors and cosponsors.

What?

While you're searching for bills on your issue to see who is sponsoring them, explore what kind of bills are being introduced the most. Quickly get a breakdown to see what bill types are introduced most often (i.e. resolutions versus bills), and what stage of the legislative process it sits in. The other key "What?" question to answer is what messaging are parties using to describe the issue. In the document search, use Quorum's word cloud technology to see what keywords legislators are using, then break it down by party to see what words are distinct to Republican or Democratic messaging. Additionally, see what hashtags are driving the conversation on the issue. With this information, you can frame your conversations around members' existing dialogue.

When?

To go deeper, click to Quorum's trend graphs to find when the major spikes in dialogue were on your issue. This provides insight on whether your issue gained traction because of major societal events, or if a particular advocacy organization was effective during that time period at getting members to speak out on the issue.

Where?

Through both bill and document searches, Quorum allows users to quickly see where an issue is getting the most traction. In a dialogue search, which states' legislators are speaking the most on the issue? In bill search, determine which states are most active in sponsoring legislation on that issue.

Best Practice

The who, what, when, and where on an issue can change frequently as new events and advocacy campaigns can swing new legislators in favor or in opposition to a given issue. Using Quorum's auto-updating spreadsheet tool, Sheets, you can build a sheet on your issue to continuously see who is the most vocal on an issue, what hashtags are gaining traction, and what legislation is being introduced. [post_title] => Four Ways to Research Your Policy Issue in Quorum [post_excerpt] =>

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  • Who?: Who are the key stakeholders on this issue? Which legislators are vocal champions? Which are detractors?
  • What?: What is the current status of the issue? What bills have been introduced, and what is the status of those bills? What messages are the parties using to discuss this issue?
  • When? When did this issue gain traction? When did key events happen that moved the needle on this issue?
  • Where?: Where is this issue popping up across the country? Where are the most vocal legislators from?

Who?

Finding vocal champions of the issue you're researching is easy with Quorum's comprehensive database of legislator documents, including a member's Dear Colleague letters, floor statements, newsletters to constituents, tweets, and Facebook posts. With a simple search for your issue, you can identify the most vocal legislators, committees, and caucuses on that issue. It's also important to find who the legislators are that are introducing and passing legislation on the issue. Run the same search terms in our database of legislation to see each of the bills introduced on that topic and the frequent sponsors and cosponsors.

What?

While you're searching for bills on your issue to see who is sponsoring them, explore what kind of bills are being introduced the most. Quickly get a breakdown to see what bill types are introduced most often (i.e. resolutions versus bills), and what stage of the legislative process it sits in. The other key "What?" question to answer is what messaging are parties using to describe the issue. In the document search, use Quorum's word cloud technology to see what keywords legislators are using, then break it down by party to see what words are distinct to Republican or Democratic messaging. Additionally, see what hashtags are driving the conversation on the issue. With this information, you can frame your conversations around members' existing dialogue.

When?

To go deeper, click to Quorum's trend graphs to find when the major spikes in dialogue were on your issue. This provides insight on whether your issue gained traction because of major societal events, or if a particular advocacy organization was effective during that time period at getting members to speak out on the issue.

Where?

Through both bill and document searches, Quorum allows users to quickly see where an issue is getting the most traction. In a dialogue search, which states' legislators are speaking the most on the issue? In bill search, determine which states are most active in sponsoring legislation on that issue.

Best Practice

The who, what, when, and where on an issue can change frequently as new events and advocacy campaigns can swing new legislators in favor or in opposition to a given issue. Using Quorum's auto-updating spreadsheet tool, Sheets, you can build a sheet on your issue to continuously see who is the most vocal on an issue, what hashtags are gaining traction, and what legislation is being introduced. [post_title] => Four Ways to Research Your Policy Issue in Quorum [post_excerpt] =>

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Four Ways to Research Your Policy Issue in Quorum

Four Ways to Research Your Policy Issue in Quorum

Your firm just signed a new client that needs you to lobby on their behalf on a new issue. To effectively advocate for the issue the client cares about, you need to get a quick lay of the land. To get started, you want to answer the following questions:

  • Who?: Who are the key stakeholders on this issue? Which legislators are vocal champions? Which are detractors?
  • What?: What is the current status of the issue? What bills have been introduced, and what is the status of those bills? What messages are the parties using to discuss this issue?
  • When? When did this issue gain traction? When did key events happen that moved the needle on this issue?
  • Where?: Where is this issue popping up across the country? Where are the most vocal legislators from?

Who?

Finding vocal champions of the issue you’re researching is easy with Quorum’s comprehensive database of legislator documents, including a member’s Dear Colleague letters, floor statements, newsletters to constituents, tweets, and Facebook posts. With a simple search for your issue, you can identify the most vocal legislators, committees, and caucuses on that issue.

It’s also important to find who the legislators are that are introducing and passing legislation on the issue. Run the same search terms in our database of legislation to see each of the bills introduced on that topic and the frequent sponsors and cosponsors.

What?

While you’re searching for bills on your issue to see who is sponsoring them, explore what kind of bills are being introduced the most. Quickly get a breakdown to see what bill types are introduced most often (i.e. resolutions versus bills), and what stage of the legislative process it sits in.

The other key “What?” question to answer is what messaging are parties using to describe the issue. In the document search, use Quorum’s word cloud technology to see what keywords legislators are using, then break it down by party to see what words are distinct to Republican or Democratic messaging. Additionally, see what hashtags are driving the conversation on the issue. With this information, you can frame your conversations around members’ existing dialogue.

When?

To go deeper, click to Quorum’s trend graphs to find when the major spikes in dialogue were on your issue. This provides insight on whether your issue gained traction because of major societal events, or if a particular advocacy organization was effective during that time period at getting members to speak out on the issue.

Where?

Through both bill and document searches, Quorum allows users to quickly see where an issue is getting the most traction. In a dialogue search, which states’ legislators are speaking the most on the issue? In bill search, determine which states are most active in sponsoring legislation on that issue.

Best Practice

The who, what, when, and where on an issue can change frequently as new events and advocacy campaigns can swing new legislators in favor or in opposition to a given issue. Using Quorum’s auto-updating spreadsheet tool, Sheets, you can build a sheet on your issue to continuously see who is the most vocal on an issue, what hashtags are gaining traction, and what legislation is being introduced.