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Advocacy Resource Telling Your Story 

Storytelling is a powerful way to make change. Whether you’re talking to congressional offices, local media, community groups, or a friend, stories help us make connections and demonstrate our values.

Advocacy Resource Lobby Visit Roadmap 

Use this tool to assign responsibilities and plan for your lobby visits on any issue.

Advocacy Resource How to Meet with Congress 

Going on a lobby visit may seem daunting, but it doesn't have to be. We break down what to do before, during, and after your visit into 6 steps - and give you resources to make the most of your time in a congressional office.

Advocacy Resource Publish Letters to the Editor 

Publishing letters to the editor and op-eds is a great way to get the attention of your members of Congress. But first, you need to write a piece that tells your story – not just the facts.

Advocacy Resource Influence Local Media 

Newspapers in your area can influence policymakers and your community. Building a relationship with reporters and the editorial board of your local newspapers can help change or amplify their coverage of an issue you care about.

Advocacy Resource Who's Who in Congressional Offices 

Often, the staff in congressional offices will be your greatest allies in effecting policy change. Certain staff members are especially important for advocacy and setting up meetings.

Advocacy Resource Using Follow Up to Build Relationships with Congress 

Learn how follow up with congressional offices can be a tool to deepen relationships.

Advocacy Resource Advocacy Teams Toolkit 

Advocacy Teams can find lobbying, media, and organizing resources and report back on their work.

Advocacy Resource Bird Dogging Guide 

Asking questions in an election season is an important way to make your voice heard. Here are tips for making your question effective.

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