Simple Steps to Effect Change in the lives of Children and families
Advocacy is NOT:
Lobbying: a communication to legislators intended to influence specific legislation (pending or proposed) Source: Foraker Group Programs RESTRICTED from lobbying include:
A Successful Advocate is:
Inviting legislators to visit your program or organization.
Provide information about your program and advocacy issues before the visit.
Helps legislators feel more prepared to speak on behalf of your issue and learn about your program.
Assume the elected official is somewhat aware of the community needs.
Do not assume they completely understand your specific organizational mission, issues or outcomes.
They may hold a public office but they won’t know everything.