With coronavirus or any pandemic, we know it’s the communities facing poverty and already pushed to the margins that face the greatest risks. Viruses don’t discriminate, but people and policies too often do. The coronavirus pandemic is exposing just how far the world has to go toward protecting the rights and needs of everyone – and just what an important role advocates can play.
The February DFW/RESULTS webinars were fun. We learned: 1) why meetings with Congress are our most important advocacy tactic, 2) how to schedule a congressional meeting, 3) what makes a good meeting. Then we planned a meeting and did a live practice. It was great!
Use this EPIC laser talk to call on senators and representatives to speak to leadership now for a global response to the global pandemic. EPIC is a concise format for getting our message across in speaking or writing.
October 2020: It is past time for Congress to have implemented a global response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The world needs help now. We must remind senators and representatives of the immediacy of the crisis. Use the October Global Action Sheet to write a letter to the editor. Also, use it to guide others in your community to take action. You can even send our most recent media compilation to your legislators, sounding the alarm of urgency. (PDF version)(Word version)
Media influences Congress and the Administration. Let’s all work on getting published—Congress needs to feel more pressure to come together and make a deal that will serve Americans and our global partners.
If you are a bit stuck on how to get published, this training will help, whether it’s for the COVID emergency, or other issues. Here are the recording and PowerPoint slides (pdf version) from this Sept. 2 training webinar.
Use this EPIC laser talk to call on senators and representatives to speak to leadership urgently and ensure a global response to the global pandemic in a COVID-19 supplemental spending bill. EPIC is a concise format for getting our message across in speaking or writing.
September 2020: Congress still has not implemented a global response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. The world can’t wait any longer. We must remind senators and representatives that they need to get to work. Use the September Global Action Sheet to write a letter to the editor. Also, use it to guide others in your community to take action. (PDF version, Word version)