Beyond VOR Advocacy Day: How to Keep Your Legislators Engaged Year-Round
One of the most essential components of effective advocacy is the follow-up. Whether you participated in VOR’s 2011 Annual Conference and Initiative or not, check out this this webinar to learn how to continue your advocacy efforts from home and create long-term relationships with your Members of Congress and their staff. You’ll learn how to put together a winning site visit, where and how to connect with legislators at town hall meetings and quick and easy web 2.0 practices that will keep you on their radar screen. Your voice matters- not just in DC but throughout the year.
* Use this template to develop a one-page leave behind about “intellectual and developmental disability” issues in your community. If you don’t know the answers to all the questions, don’t worry! Just fill in what you can.
* Template Site Visit Packet, including:
*Site Visit Packet
*Top Ten Ideas for Site Visits
*Checklist for Setting up a Site Visit
*Frequently Asked Questions about Site Visits
*Sample Site Visit Agendas
*Draft Invitation Letter for Member of Congress/State Legislator
*Draft Invitation Letter for Staff