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How to Advocate Effectively The right of the people to petition the government for a redress of grievances
From the First Amendment of the Constitution
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Below are some of the elementary steps to be taken while
See your local elected official only Call the elected officials office to make an appointment. Be courteous to staff. Talk about one issue only Have a one-page summary of your presentation Ask for a commitment If the elected official is not there, make your presentation to staff.
Always say Thank You If you are going to tour an elected official at a location make sure the location is in their District.
How to Advocate Effectively
Important Do Not's
Do Not be discouraged if it takes several invitations before the official accepts.
Do Not offer the elected official one date and time for a visit.
Do Not take more than five minutes to plead your case. Do Not depend on friendship alone. Do Not be late! Do Not tell the elected official you are a citizen and a voter Do Not argue with the elected official
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Know Your Legislator
We would recommend that every elected official, who has their Main District Office in your Service Area be assigned one or more contact people from your group.
Select a Person that Knows the Elected Official or someone who will spend the time to get to know the elected official.
Knowing a Public Official is that you have their Cell Phone and or their Home phone number and that you feel comfortable calling them on a Sunday afternoon and getting a positive result.
Please stay in your Silo! Please contact the elected official in your groups Services Area and
only the elected official in your groups Service Area!
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Advocates Legislative Grassroots Program Your Entire Legislative Grassroots Program can be done in one hour or
less per week!
Every Legislator and Local Elected Official in your Service Area Needs one or more of the following every quarter!
Be Humble-Be Nice-Be Positive-Be Polite
Visit: Have Legislators in your groups Service Area visit the group in
their Legislative District or the closest group in their county.
All Events: Invite every Legislator in your groups Service Area to ALL
Legislative District Office Visit: Visit Legislator and/or their Staff in
your groups Service Area in their Legislative District Office.
Tallahassee Legislative Visits: Visit the Legislators in your groups
Service Area in Tallahassee during Legislative Committee Meetings
or the Legislative Session.
Nonprofit Engagement in election-related activities can be quite
complementary to legislative, regulatory and administrative lobbying
for several reasons:
Election-related activities can raise the visibility and recognition of your issue
Election-related activities are a key way to involve the people and community you serve
Election-related activities can be the first step toward building on-going relationships with elected officials that your organization will
need to work with and influence later
No Kill begins with an act of will!
For more information about how to stop killing shelter pets please visit:
www.no-killcommunities.com www.TheNoKillNation.org www.FixAustin.org
Rescue Five-O is a nationwide campaign to reform
U.S. animal shelters. Rescue Five-O is a joint project
of the No Kill Advocacy Center and No Kill Nation.
For more information or to request
assistance, visit Rescue50.org
It can be done- it just takes Leadership!
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Fix Florida is a coalition of citizens dedicated to reducing the
old-guard, high-killing of lost and homeless shelter pets
through the use of proven, cost effective methods that have
already reduced the killing of shelter pets in many other communities.
How to Find Your Legislator
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First log on to this website: http://myfloridahouse.gov/
Second click on Representatives at the top of the page
Third click on this icon
Fourth fill out with blanks with your information
How to Find Your City & County
To Find Your City Officials, log on to: The Florida League of Cities Website
To the right of the page it will say Floridas Cities which will direct you to a listing of all the cities in Florida. Click on your
city and the website will then generate your citys municipal directory and list of city officials.
To Find Your County Officials, log on to: The Florida Association of Counties Website
Scroll down to the bottom right of the page where the navy blue
footer is. The box under the heading County Website Links will provide a drop down list of counties. Click on your county
and the website will redirect you to that countys page with listing of officials.
*Please be mindful of all religious holidays when scheduling your
Priority Grassroots Days
in Tallahassee Holiday* Session Committee Weeks
2013 Grassroots Calendar
Election/ Qualifying Dates
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