Don't Silence Citizens, Grassroots with "Lobbying Reforms"

The House is moving quickly to pass a “lobbying reform

The inclusion of any type of grassroots communications restrictions in a lobby-reform package will only be self-defeating by strengthening the influence of special interest lobbyists. Focus on the Family Action exists in part to communicate with our constituents about federal issues that affect the family, and encourage them to communicate with Congress and the Executive Branch, when they choose to do so. This sort of healthy citizen communication weakens the relative strength of direct interactions between paid lobbyists and Members of Congress, which is precisely what should be the goal of any “lobbying reform