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Advocacy, Lobbying and Engagement
Transcript of Advocacy, Lobbying and Engagement
Lobbying - (1) getting government to act; (2) art of persuasion; and (3) campaign for matters relating to specific legislation or executive actions
Tactics and activities used to bring about change in programs/policies/procedures in agencies that will benefit clients
Using the legal system to facilitate change to help clients. This can be done in two ways:
- Non-litigation, i.e., gaining access to educate attorneys/bar associations, consulting or acting as an expert witness at trial
Tactics and activities used to bring about change in federal or state law, local ordinance, municipal code or school board policy
Types of Advocacy
1. Do you believe you can effect positive change in the world? 67% YES (done from 76%)
2. 1/3 of male millennials believe they can have a big impact compared to 1/4 females
Tactics and activities used to change attitudes and ideas in order to change public policies and programs
What Advocacy is
Passion and Conviction
Ethics and Honesty
Everything turns on relationships
- Mutual Respect
- Authenticity - Be YOU!
A-B-C's: Be -
Essential Building Blocks:
- Be willing to work hard
- Know how to listen
- Make every encounter a conversation
- Understand the value of time
FACE-TO FACE MEETINGS
Be a resource
A combination of all strategies!!
ADVOCACY MEETING GOALS
- Ask for Something Specific
- Build Relationships
- Achieve your Goal - passing legislation,
changing public policy, etc.
Best Recipe for Success?
What you need to determine:
What's your Goal?
Who is the advocacy target?
How does the process work?