For many of us, lobbying is something other people do – people who wear suits and buy lunch at expensive restaurants. But lobbying, or more simply, trying to influence those who make policies that affect our lives, is something any citizen can [INVALID] and should [INVALID] do. Grassroots lobbying is essentially citizens participating in their local government. Your grassroots actions can have a major impact on how you do business in the future. Today, the smart politicians are focusing more on what is being said in their communities by their constituents. Participants will learn: Why grassroots actions are important How to make a difference How easy it is to write, fax. call, or meet your elected officials Tools to identify the important issues affecting your business.