“Most PRSA members must be grateful that their dues dollars are being used to represent their interests and protect their reputation,” Holtz writes. “Those of us who aren’t members are also happy there’s an association out there willing to proactively serve the profession’s interests in the face of what could easily devolve into a politically-motivated witch hunt.”
Holtz says that “PRSA is offering a lesson in advocacy” in its lobbying campaign in response to a Senate investigation
into government use of public relations and advertising services. That campaign began with a series of letters
sent to Sen. Rob Portman (R–Ohio) and Sen. Claire McCaskill (D–Mo.), who are leading the Senate’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee investigation, along with an op-ed published in Roll Call
and various commentary pieces
expressing PRSA’s concerns with the investigation.