Grassroots Advocacy Tool Kit - Courtesy of BMS

Do your research before your meeting to get to know your elected official and understand their positions on issues.*

Trust in your story and don’t exaggerate it. It stands on its own merit!

Always have a clear goal in mind and stick to the plan.

Use accurate facts when referring to your issue and provide specific examples.

Always have an “ask” and make sure your “ask” is clear.

Always thank people for their time.

Ask for a business card with contact information and be sure to follow up!

Have fun and always remind yourself why you are advocating. Your voice is important!

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