European Parliament Elections 2014
We are informing you to get ready for some serious lobbying in favour of CAM and Reflexology more specifically.
Unfortunately, "our" voice mostly influences before elections, this time let's be prepared.
With the intention to attract the support of the Members of the European Parliament (MEPs), a written step-by step approach and the necessary material to be used in contacting your countries MEP's is being prepared in collaboration with EFCAM.
Once this is ready, it will be sent from the RiEN administration to all its member associations, for them to pass on to their members.
In the end it will be up to all of us, even on a individual level to TELL OUR MEP's THAT WE SEEK THEIR SUPPORT FOR REFLEXOLOGY AND CAM!
v. lob·bied, lob·by·ing, lob·bies
To try to influence the thinking of legislators or other public officials for or against a specific cause: lobbying for stronger environmental safeguards; lobbied against the proliferation of nuclear arms.
1. To try to influence public officials on behalf of or against (proposed legislation, for example): lobbied the bill through Congress; lobbied the bill to a negative vote.
2. To try to influence (an official) to take a desired action.
NEW BM / CHAPTER 4 STUDY: LOBBYING IN EUROPE
Corporate lobbyists in the energy (68%) and healthcare (60%) sectors were seen to be the most effective and the most effective NGO lobbyists were seen to be working in the environment (52%) and human rights (49%) fields.