Clients and their government relations executives, as well as some of the nation’s most respected federal and state lobbying firms, turn to Forward Observer to assist with complex issues in the United States Congress, in state legislatures and before local governments nationwide.
We provide research that is indispensable in the advocacy process – strengthening the factual basis for our client’s position, addressing points raised by other participants in the legislative process, and sourcing and managing experts who can shed light on specific points of debate. And as government relations becomes more complex, requiring teams of professionals to shape external communications that can affect a legislative outcome, Forward Observer plays an important role in managing the factual case, keeping all team members on the same page, and anticipating information needs.
Clients select Forward Observer as a research consultant and strategic advisor to help their legal and technical teams make the strongest possible presentations to federal, state and regional regulatory agencies. We maintain a network of subject matter experts nationwide who can analyze and comment on proposed regulations. We have worked on complex regulatory matters that deal with taxation, land use, transportation, energy, environmental quality and real estate development. Because many regulatory issues require extensive public hearings that generate significant public and media interest, Forward Observer’s experience and approach makes us an indispensable component of an effective regulatory advocacy campaign.
State and Local Ballot Initiatives
Forward Observer is the nation’s leading research firm for state and local ballot initiatives. We bring to each campaign our proprietary research and knowledge management protocols, developed over three decades of participation in both “yes” and “no” initiative campaigns, and our formidable network of subject-matter experts nationwide. Clients say we are indispensable in framing the debate and providing the key element of a winning campaign in any state and at any level of government.