Embed from Getty Images 4. Grassroots Lobbying. The government regulates the activity of delivering signed petitions and asking grassroots to call or email their own legislator as “grassroots lobbying.” We at COS deliver your signed petitions to state legislators, and we urge citizens to contact their state legislators, so we are constantly engaged in “grassroots lobbying.” Additionally, when our legal or executive teams appear at state legislative committee hearings as expert witnesses on the topic of Conversation of States, we are required to register as lobbyists in order to enter those state legislatures. This is something we find distasteful to do, since “lobbyists” are often part of the problem with what ails this nation. (And our parents didn’t raise us to be “lobbyists.) However, since we follow the rule of law, we have to register. The good news is, we lobby to return power to the people, as in We the People. We want the government to be accountable to and work on behalf of regular people. Because it’s best when decisions are made at home, we want decisions to be made by regular citizens or by entities closest to regular citizens… definitely not by bureaucrats in faraway Washington, D.C.