School-Based Members Advocating Effectively Legislators do pay attention and change their minds and votes when even a moderate number of people contact them about an issue. Simple ways to affect policy are through personal visits, letters, phone calls, and e-mails to legislators and other policy makers. School-based members interested in advocating for increased salaries ... Article
Article  |   April 01, 2001
School-Based Members Advocating Effectively
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  • Eileen Crowe
    State Association Relations, ASHA, Rockville, MD
  • Linda S. Lucas
    Grassroots Advocacy, ASHA, Rockville, MD
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Article   |   April 01, 2001
School-Based Members Advocating Effectively
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 27-32. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.27
SIG 16 Perspectives on School-Based Issues, April 2001, Vol. 2, 27-32. doi:10.1044/sbi2.1.27
Legislators do pay attention and change their minds and votes when even a moderate number of people contact them about an issue. Simple ways to affect policy are through personal visits, letters, phone calls, and e-mails to legislators and other policy makers. School-based members interested in advocating for increased salaries should consider the following tips to ensure the greatest impact in your grassroots advocacy efforts.
It doesn’t matter which method you choose to communicate; you need to be prepared with the facts first. There are many sources of information and data to help you formulate your position and to familiarize yourself with your legislators’ backgrounds.
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