The four principles, which are outlined below, include smart practices that should be used in the conduct of all those undertaking lobbying.
The four principles:
- Public interest lobbying adds civic value to the community today and in the future.
- Public interest lobbying is inclusive and expansive, engaging the community and particularly those most affected by the public policy being advocated.
- Public interest lobbying is credible, trustworthy, and fact based.
- High-quality public interest lobbying is multi-faceted and adaptive.
Gulati-Partee, G., Love, T., & Ottinger, L. Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest (CLPI), (2008). Smart and ethical principles and practices for public interest lobbying. Retrieved from website: http://www.clpi.org/images/pdf/SEPP_ReportFINAL.pdf