The Power of Partnership in Sustaining Our Advocacy
The use of the word “partner” to describe RESULTS volunteers is no accident. We volunteers are in an amazing and powerful partnership with RESULTS’ national staff. They identify the campaigns and create the opportunities that we focus our citizen advocacy efforts on. They work with our NGO allies to identify what is needed, develop partnerships with members of Congress to initiate legislative campaigns (such as sponsoring bills or letters), and effectively impart to us the skills, information, and motivation to use our citizen power. That’s when we “partner” volunteers step up and do our part. As constituents, we create personal relationships with our elected leaders and let them know that real people in their districts care about poverty issues. We educate citizens in our own communities and mobilize citizens to take action.