This post is shared from a blog written by a friend in Tennessee. Larry has some great insights for helping large-scale, responsive advocacy be done effectively.
By Larry Drain
The Day of Action for the Murphy Bill is Wednesday October 7. I am most certainly not an expert but here are some hints that I have found helpful in the advocacy work I have done.
1. Make sure you ask your representative to do something. Don’t just say you are against the bill. Ask for something. Ask them to not sponsor, to vote no in committee, to oppose on the floor etc. Ask for something you want from him or her.
2. Tell them who you are. Mention you are a constituent. If you vote say so.
3. Tell them why you are against the bill. If possible phrase it in terms of how it affects you, your family, your community. Make it as personal a comment as possible.
4. One possible objection is that it won’t work or may even make things worse. No Congressman…
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