Advocacy Boot Camp
We know that the work to put everyone in our country on the path to prosperity doesn’t start or end with us. Rather, it requires all of us—working together to advocate for the policies that make it possible for people to get by, and get ahead.
We also know that advocacy can be mystifying. What does it mean to be an advocate? Who is an advocate? What do advocates do? And does it even make a difference?
To address these questions and demystify this “advocacy” thing, we’ve designed this section to be the one-stop shop for content that builds your capacity to advocate. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or just getting started, this “Advocacy Boot Camp” is designed to give you the quick-and-dirty for taking the next step, no matter what that next step may be. We encourage you to start by reading our guide, Putting Prosperity Within Reach, and then to browse the many resources available below.
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This guide is designed to help long-time advocates and those just getting started understand the “why” and the “how” of advancing public policies.
This report features outcomes from the Financial Inclusion Policy Action Initiative.
Advocacy tipsheets from Together Oklahoma on how to boost your influence when advocating with your lawmakers, friends, and community.
Tools for effective advocacy from Bolder Advocacy/Alliance for Justice.
Series of 9 short video clips describing each of the common legislative stages from Congress.gov.
Short video and accompanying article about 7-year-old boy advocating at Arkansas town hall.