What about spending money to influence state or local decision makers outside of elections?

While not prohibited, this spending may be subject to reporting and registration requirements depending on your state or locality if you spend the money to ask a decisionmaker to take action or refrain from taking action on specific legislation or if you ask others to do the same. It’s a good idea to check state and local lobbying rules before taking such action because it is your responsibility to make sure reporting is done properly for such expenditures.