Advocacy

Whether you're new to political advocacy or a seasoned pro, this is your home to learn how to get your voice heard in government.

What are the different types of advocacy?

Political Advocacy

An activity that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems. This includes educational and direct action activities.

Patient Advocacy

An activity that helps guide a patient through the healthcare system. This includes going to initial, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up doctor visits.

Examples of Advocacy?

There are many different activities that you can do to advocate for your issue.

 

You can write an advocacy letter to your member of Congress or attend an advocacy march or protest

New to Advocacy? Start here:

The Advocacy Guide is a downloadable e-book that teaches you how to advocate for your issue and get your voice heard in Congress. ​

 

Whether you are posting on your representative's Facebook page or visiting his or her office, there are proven strategies that will increase your effectiveness. 

What are the three types of advocacy?

Advocacy is an activity by an individual or group that aims to influence decisions within political, economic, and social systems.

How to make an Advocacy Plan?

To help you with your advocacy planning, we have created six steps for you to follow to develop a foolproof advocacy plan. ​

  1. Choose a policy issue
     

  2. Make your issue personal
     

  3. Become a "Subject Matter Expert"
     

  4. Create a legislative ask
     

  5. Practice, Practice, Practice
     

  6. Partner with others