In the intricate world of public policy, information is power. The ability for your clients, members and other stakeholders to stay informed and engaged with legislative processes is crucial. Plural’s public tags are a helpful policy communication tool for policy professionals, advocacy groups, and lobbyists alike. Public tags make it easier than ever to inform stakeholders with the most up-to-date information on the bills they need to know about. 

The Role of Plural’s Public Tags in Policy Management

Public tags redefine how policy teams communicate legislative information. Tags offer a clear, customizable system to organize and share legislative bills with anyone outside of Plural. As such, tags enhance both internal workflow and external communication. 

How to Use Public Tags in Plural

Plural’s tagging system is designed for flexibility and ease of use. Tags are fully customizable. Many Plural users use tags to organize bills as “support/oppose” or “high priority/low priority” Tags can also be used to categorize bills by specific topics, like “environment” and “education.” 

Creating tags in Plural is a straightforward process. Once you’ve identified your categories, assigning tags to bills is just a few clicks away. Tags are like a living folder — they’re constantly updated with new information, ensuring your team and partners are always in the loop. Share the link to your public tag with external stakeholders just once, and they can keep coming back to the tag as needed to view the most updated information. Public tags save you time, allowing you to avoid manually compiling and sending a list of bills each time there’s new information.

Creating tags in Plural is a straightforward process. Tags are fully customizable — many Plural users use tags to organize bills by specific topics. Once you’ve identified your categories, assigning tags to bills is just a few clicks away.
Public tags can be shared with anyone. They’re like a living folder — constantly updated with new information, ensuring your team and partners are always in the loop.

Publishing and sharing tags allows you to effortlessly distribute a curated collection of bills. Public tags can be shared with anyone, regardless of their affiliation with your organization. In addition to viewing the list of all bills that have been tagged with your public tag, viewers can click into any bills on the list to access detailed bill information without needing a Plural account.

Public Tag Use Cases: Advocacy Groups and Lobbyists

Public tags’ versatility is particularly beneficial in the diverse world of issue advocacy. Advocacy groups, driven by specific missions and goals, use tags to focus their efforts on pertinent legislative areas. This might include environmental policies or healthcare reform. For lobbyists, public tags provide a structured approach to monitor and influence legislation across various sectors. Public tags help lobbyists ensure their clients’ interests are represented effectively.

Plural’s public tags are more than organizational tools; they are instruments of influence. For advocacy groups, they provide a means to rally support around causes. Plural’s tags enhance advocates’ ability to encourage public engagement and participation. Lobbyists find in these tags a way to keep clients informed and involved. Tags reinforce lobbyists’ advisory role and strategic planning.

Case Studies: Utilizing Public Tags

To emphasize the value of public tags for policy teams, let’s consider two case studies. An environmental advocacy group uses Plural to streamline and supercharge their policy work. The advocacy group utilizes tags to track and share developments in environmental legislation. With public tags, they’re better able to engage their community and mobilize action.

A lobbying firm specializing in healthcare uses Plural to stay up-to-date and informed. The firm uses public tags to keep a pulse on healthcare bills across the country. Public tags enable them to more effectively keep their clients informed on the most recent bills that have been introduced and the latest progress on existing bills.

Benefits of Plural’s Public Tags as a Policy Communication Tool

Expanding Legislative Engagement

The significance of public tags extends beyond mere organization and tracking. It enables policy teams to engage in proactive legislative forecasting in a broader and more collaborative way. By analyzing trends and patterns in tagged legislation, teams in collaboration with external stakeholders can:

  • Anticipate shifts in the policy landscape
  • Prepare for upcoming legislative battles
  • Strategize more effectively

This foresight is invaluable for organizations aiming to stay ahead in a rapidly changing political environment.

Tailoring Communication for Maximum Impact

Public tags also allow for tailored communication strategies. With public tags, policy teams can segment legislative information based on audience interest. This allows teams to create more personalized and impactful messaging, enhancing customer engagement. Public tags help ensure that information shared resonates with your intended audience, whether grassroots supporters, corporate clients, or policymakers.

Empowering Accessibility and Education

Plural’s public tags play a key role in democratizing access to legislative information. Tags demystify complex legislative processes, making them more transparent and accessible. As such, they empower individuals and organizations with the knowledge needed to participate in policy. This educational aspect is particularly crucial for advocacy organizations. Often, advocacy groups aim to educate and engage the public on the nuances of policy and advocacy.

Get Started With Plural’s Public Tags

Plural’s public tags empower teams to stay organized, communicate effectively, and influence policy. Regardless of the size or focus of your organization, Plural has a solution to help you streamline and supercharge your policy work.

To learn more about how Plural can revolutionize your policy efforts, create a free account or book a demo today!

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