How to Advocate to Your Lawmaker, Part 4

Welcome! This is the 4th and final part of the Alliance’s free course How to Advocate to Your Lawmaker. If you haven’t already worked through parts 1-3, we encourage you to start from the beginning.

4.1 What Do I Do After the Meeting?


Goal: Follow Up After The Meeting.

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Put It Into Practice

Fortunately, you can get started with this piece now. Create a list of follow-up steps you’d like to take after the meeting.

Examples might include:

  • Sending your lawmaker some data or research that supports your position
  • Tagging your lawmaker on social media posts related to the issue
  • Inviting the lawmaker to visit your group or organization locally

4.2 How do I stay involved?


Goal: Integrate advocacy into your ongoing work

You aren’t likely to get what you want from a lawmaker if you only interact with them once. Advocacy is most effective when it’s ongoing.

 

Put It Into Practice

Review this Yearlong Advocacy Calendar Worksheet. Use it to make a draft list of the ongoing practices you’d like to engage in, so that the issues you care about are staying on your lawmaker’s radar.

4.3 Tell Us What You Thought!


Please give us feedback on this short course. Your feedback will help us improve future resources.

Got questions about this course or about advocating?

Reach out to learning@naeh.org.