In this series, we offer tips on how you as a voter can successfully lobby your elected officials during the Arkansas Legislature.

Honesty is a pillar of successful lobbying. If you lie or exaggerate, lawmakers will find out. And despite whatever ideas you may have about politics and how it works, the majority of lawmakers are extremely honest and upfront. In fact, bold faced lies are a relatively rare thing at the Capitol, compared to the volumes of information lawmakers hear and share with one another. If you want to lobby your elected officials, honesty is an important first ingredient.