Legislative and Executive Branch Lobbying
Gallo & Robinson provides a voice in the Connecticut General Assembly to non-profits, health care and education professionals, unions, and civil rights advocacy groups. We carry a deep knowledge of the process, backed up by years of experience and strong relationships with legislators on both sides of the aisle, and have contacts with officials and staff in all three branches of government. We believe strongly that it is important for us to be at the Capitol full-time during the Session. When legislators are there, we are there. We proudly stand by a history of accomplishments in the fields of civil rights, criminal justice, health care advocacy, economic justice, appropriations, and bonding.
Gallo & Robinson analyzes legislation that may be of interest to our clients and works with them to determine legislative priorities. From an idea to the initial drafting, all the way to a chamber vote, the Governor’s pen, and the regulatory process, we watch and track bills and documents through each step of the process, keeping our clients informed of all activity. We also provide insight and explanation on legislative rules, schedules, and culture of the Capitol and the ever-changing political landscape in Hartford.
In the loud and complex world of public policy, it can be difficult for a single voice to break through. That is why Gallo & Robinson helps our clients build and foster strong grassroots advocacy networks with other like-minded organizations to ensure that decision makers hear directly from a vast array of constituents. As longstanding members of many alliances and coalitions, our team is thoroughly connected to other groups and activists with similar goals, priorities, and values.
The Connecticut legislative session moves quickly. How swiftly you tell your story and effectuate change relies heavily on the materials you hand to legislators. Our team knows what works to be successful and what it takes to be noticed. No matter the form it may take; fact sheets, testimony, letters, or e-mails, Gallo & Robinson is ready to assist our clients in the development of materials and place it in the hands of decision makers.
Digital Grassroots Advocacy
Gallo & Robinson helps to build and foster strong grassroots advocacy networks for clients ensuring that decision makers hear directly from constituents who care about the clients’ issues. We offer clients a subscription service to a database and action alert network infrastructure. The database, action alert network, and webpage tools help clients retain members, keep them informed, recruit new ones, and simplify the process of constituents contacting their legislators. With more than 20 years' of experience in digital grassroots advocacy we can help to focus your supporters on the critical issues and work with you to create a highly effective grassroots lobbying network to support your legislative campaigns.
Connecticut Lobbying Conference
For over 40 years, Gallo & Robinson has hosted the Connecticut Lobbying Conference. The lobbying conference is an all-day event that brings together state legislators and advocates to talk about their experiences in the State Capitol. We offer a path of workshops for people who are new to lobbying the state government, while also providing fresh content for experienced professionals to sharpen their skills.