GABCC’s advocacy efforts include:
Keys to a Successful Advocacy
Register to vote. Keep track of all local and statewide elections. Make sure that you exercise your right to vote. Elected officials are most responsive to registered voters from their districts. There are also some elected officials that represent you through their service on a committee even though you do not live in their district.
Officials are people first and officials second. Remember to approach them in a cooperative, non-adversarial manner and treat their opinions with respect.
Officials respond more positively to people they know. Take the opportunity to introduce yourself, making sure to mention that you are a constituent. Don’t be afraid to approach elected officials. They work for you and want your input.
Increase your credibility with officials by knowing their background, positions on issues, committee assignments, and voting records. Most legislators publish biographies that will help you learn more about them.