Join the Professional Advocacy Association of Texas (PAAT) – Texas’ only statewide organization for the lobby community. Since its inception 16 years ago, PAAT has become a strong organization known for representing the interests of the Texas government affairs community and promoting ethical practice and public access to the legislative and administrative process.
PAAT members are well-respected lobbyists and corporate and association government affairs executives, attorneys and consultants. Membership in PAAT is a public statement of one’s commitment to the public interest, transparency in government advocacy, and high ethical standards.
Membership Benefits Include:
Participation in legislative & administrative opportunities to enhance the lobby’s effectiveness;
Advocacy for the lobby and government affairs community at the Commission and the Legislature;
Continual monitoring and updates on ethics and PAC-related legislation and regulations;
Issue briefs on emerging topics, and continual education on lobby compliance and reporting;
Regular e-mail communications on news and information relevant to the Texas lobby and government affairs community;
Ethics Commission practice and filing changes, as well as confidential consultation on ethics-related concerns;
Exclusive invitations to members-only events and briefings;
Referral process for in-state and out-of-state lobby business;
Member discounts to vendors, restaurants and other relevant services; and
Inclusion in PAAT’s online member listing.
You can join PAAT for as little as $1,200 a year for contract lobbyists (or $500 if registered less than 3 years), $1,800 for 501(c)(3) organizations and $2,500 for corporate or association memberships.