Hints For Advocacy


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Counselors Make Great Advocates

  • They are committed to positive change.
  • they are good listeners.
  • They have good people skills and related well to others.
  • They acre about people.
  • They are friendly.

Rules for Effective Advocacy

  • Be specific about what you want your legislator to do.
  • Be polite.
  • Keep your communication brief and focused on on issue.
  • Build and preserve your  credibility.
  • Don't write or type anything you would not be comfortable with other seeing or distributing.
  • Always include your postal address so that your legislator knows you are a constituent. 
  • Refer to legislation by its bill number or title.
  • Be persistent and follow up

Ways of Being an Advocate

  • Phone calls
  • Postcards
  • E-mail
  • Letter
  • Visit
  • Campaign volunteer
  • Contribute money
  • Attend legislative training
  • Invite the legislator to speak
  • Write a letter to the local paper
  • Run for office
  • Put out  yard sign
  • Get a Bumper sticker



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