Matter in motion remains in motion unless acted on by an outside force. We put your ‘matter’ in motion and keep it moving forward by anticipating obstacles and working to reduce or nullify their impact. We are proactive, ‘two-step ahead’ thinkers.
The core of our success lies in auditing and assessing a client’s role and relationship with government leaders, policy makers, and prevailing popular sentiment; and then developing a plan to manage the full spectrum of client, government, and public interests and put you in the forefront of the discussion, positioning you as a principal participant.
DIRECT ADVOCACY LOBBYING
We enjoy comprehensive and respected relationships with the people involved in every facet of government, including legislators, executives, committee chairs, administrators, and the Governor’s office - the gate keepers and policy shapers in the house, the senate and the executive branch.
PAA maintains and cultivates these vital relationships, even in the face of an ever-changing political environment. Because we do, our direct advocacy lobbying is highly effective - and we can give our clients access to the people that matter most in the process
Research ensures that our clients and policy makers are in synch on the issues. Information is key. It guides us in writing effective legislation, developing fact sheets, and designing any materials that will inform and persuade pivotal legislators, civic leaders, the media, and core constituencies.
Our resources include comprehensive database networks on current and developing government issues and policies, and strategic alliances with preeminent research consultants associated with Michigan’s premier universities.
GRASS ROOTS LOBBYING
The people’s voice is a powerful influence on public policy and legislation. When you need that voice, we help you reach out to the electorate with well-designed and expertly coordinated campaigns that build consensus and promote action. And we have a four-decade history of success for our clients in local, state, and national issues.
Meeting with legislators and news agency editorial boards; circulating petitions; media, direct mail and email canvassing; phone campaigns; radio and television interviews; all of these are combined strategically to raise public awareness and build a powerful groundswell of public support for your issue or organization.
Today, more voices than ever are appealing to policy makers. A coalition of common interests can amplify your voice and ensure that you are heard. We build and manage coalitions as an essential element of legislative strategy when there is a need to effect change in public policy.
Coalitions fail when no one leads. PAA provides leadership, communications, transparency, and confidentiality. We develop effective supportive relationships, coordinated multifaceted campaigns, and leverage resources to achieve your goals.
Industries that have a substantial executive and legislative presence maintain and utilize a Political Action Committee (PAC) to great advantage. We advise our clients on how to create, operate, and maintain PAC’s. We know the laws and regulations covering all facets of PAC’s and we can make sure you are in compliance with them. And we assist with fundraising, filings, and the changing regulatory climate to ensure that your PAC is effective and on track.
When a crisis occurs, time is critical. Your response must be prompt and effective. Today, social media can take a crisis viral in short order and the damage to your reputation can be substantial on a scale far greater than ever before.
PAA can provide leadership when a crisis breaks. Using a team approach, we move quickly to assess the situation, define clear roles and responsibilities, manage perceptions, identify and execute appropriate responses and develop solutions that will minimize the damage and repair your credibility and reputation.
ISSUES TRACKING AND MONITORING
Our broad, in depth knowledge of current and evolving state and federal issues enables PAA to provide a monitoring service to track industry matters and trends that affect our clients. By delivering immediate, precise, and accurate information, we help clients make informed and strategic decisions that will benefit their situation and help secure their interests.
Integrity is one of the hallmarks of PAA. While we’re passionate about our clients’ success, we never waver from the highest ethical and legal standards. We have dedicated staff who ensure that all our actions and dealings are above board and beyond reproach. And we monitor and safeguard our clients’ reputations as stringently as we do our own.