Powers Principal Peggy Tighe gave an energetic and entertaining presentation on How to Lobby Capitol Hill at the Parkinson’s Policy Forum, a three-day event aimed at uniting members of the Parkinson’s community and lawmakers to discuss patient needs and policy.
The Parkinson’s Foundation and The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research co-hosted the event with support from nine other Parkinson’s organizations across the country. The event included two days of training, followed by one day of advocacy, congressional outreach and education to members of Congress on Capitol Hill.
Peggy Tighe spoke during the “Your Hill Day: Setting the Scene” session, joined by American Parkinson Disease Association President and CEO Leslie Chambers. The presentation covered the basics of lobbying, including what to expect in meetings with Hill staffers and tips for developing talking points.
As a principal at Powers, Peggy works with both the Healthcare and the Government Relations and Public Policy teams at Powers. She teams with health systems, patient groups, and provider organizations to develop persuasive policy arguments and strategies to influence Congress and relevant agencies, creating change to protect and support providers and the patients they serve.
She focuses her practice on lobbying, coalition building, crafting and implementing grass roots campaigns, and coordinating media relations. She has experience strategizing and implementing federal grassroots activities, including grasstops (high-level grassroots), coalition building, letter writing, and database building.