“New York is an ugly city, a dirty city. Its climate is a scandal, its politics are used to frighten children, its traffic is madness, its competition is murderous. But there is one thing about it - once you have lived in New York and it has become your home, no place else is good enough.”
- John Steinbeck, America and Americans and Selected Nonfiction

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As members of GAP, we should always speak about the positive aspects of our profession. Lobbyists represent mayors, nurses, policemen, subway conductors, hospitals, cultural institutions, parent groups, subway commuters, Wall Street brokers, mentally infirmed people, students, teachers, principals, government agencies and people of many other descriptions. As highlighted in a past Newsweek column by Robert J. Samuelson, lobbyists perform a legitimate function, assisting people to petition government as is their constitutional right. I wish this were a laughing matter (click here for recent comics) but it is not. Remember: everyone is special. Every interest is a special interest.

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