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Legislative Specialist (States)

The Good Food Institute

The Good Food Institute

United States (Washington, D.C)

Government, policy, lobbying, or legal

Full-time: 

Yes

Hybrid

Paid: 

Yes

None

Mgmt responsibilities: 

02/07/24

Date posted:

Deadline: 

29/07/24

About the Role

In this role, you will have the opportunity to lead the Policy and Government Relations department’s state legislative efforts, campaigning in favor of the use of public research and development funds for alternative proteins and defending against bans on cultivated meat and seafood and label censorship laws that would preclude use of terms like “vegan sausage.”

The Legislative Specialist (States) will be responsible for:
* Developing and maintaining relationships with state elected officials, lobbyists, and allied organizations to influence the development and outcome of state legislation. 
* Ensuring that the Good Food Institute is poised to respond quickly and effectively to state bills by tracking state legislation and planning advocacy campaigns.
* Directly lobbying elected officials at the state level around the country.
* Coordinating contract lobbyists to ensure they are delivering results aligned with GFI’s mission.
* Drafting persuasive letters, correspondence, fact sheets, and op-eds. 
* Working with the Legislative Director and SVP of Policy and Government Relations to establish and adhere to a budget for state lobbying activities. 
* Working with the Legal department and regulatory attorneys on the Policy and Government Relations team to ensure timely compliance with lobbying requirements in all states. 
* Performing other duties as assigned.

About the Organisation

The Good Food Institute Europe (GFI Europe) is at the forefront of the movement to transform meat production in order to solve some of the world’s biggest problems, from climate change and global hunger, to antibiotic resistance and animal suffering.
We work with scientists, businesses and policymakers to make plant-based and cultivated meat (grown directly from cells) delicious, affordable and accessible.

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