Philadelphia’s New Lobbying Law Silences Grassroots Advocacy (via David A. Ross and Associates)

Philadelphia’s New Lobbying Law Silences Grassroots Advocacy (via David A. Ross and Associates). On June 15, 2011, the City of Philadelphia’s Board of Ethics held a public meeting to hear comments and concerns about the city’s new lobbying disclosure ordinance (Regulation No. 9). Who spoke on behalf of Philadelphia’s 5,000 grassroots nonprofit organizations?  The PA Bar Association and the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce have opposed the regulations as complex, costly and burdensome. How many charities have to run afoul of this law before the city listens?

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About David A. Ross and Associates
David A. Ross, J.D. is a public policy and advocacy consultant from Pennsylvania. David A. Ross and Associates connects companies, nonprofits and government agencies to the rules, tools, information and resources they need to achieve their mission goals.

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