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Pandemic throws wrench into association advocacy efforts

Virtual tools like videoconferencing have helped, but member activism and tapping into existing relationships is more important

Bus rallyRolling advocacy: About 800 buses swarmed Washington, D.C., May 13 to raise awareness for the industry’s economic suffering.
Photo: American Bus Association

May 22, 2020
By Walt Williams

Lobbyists have rarely been as busy as they are now as Congress allocates trillions of dollars in economic aid, but social distancing and travel restrictions have forced associations to take different approaches to advocacy.