This is a step-by-step guide to introduce yourself, new volunteers, and other community activists to concrete actions you can take to develop skills as effective advocates. They provide you with the tools necessary to achieve success as an advocate and as a group.
Each skill builds upon the next within each grouping. You can choose to accomplish them in order or skip around. These how-to’s are designed to challenge and inspire you as you grow as an advocate. By attempting and accomplishing each one, you build skill, talent, and confidence in exercising your personal and political power. As always, the RESULTS staff are available to explain and coach you as you take these actions.
These how-to’s are designed to challenge and inspire you as you grow as an advocate. By attempting and accomplishing each one, you build skill, talent, and confidence in exercising your personal and political power.
Each year, RESULTS leads anti-poverty campaigns focused on effective and often-overlooked solutions that target the causes and consequences of poverty. Focus your education and advocacy efforts on learning at least one of these campaigns to get started.
RESULTS has created an easy format for our volunteers to use to create powerful “laser talks” – short and compelling talks, less than 2 minutes long, that end with a call to action. Laser talks are the backbone of our advocacy work.
The work of RESULTS focuses on changing policy and securing the right investments from Congress. RESULTS has developed tried-and-true methods that can help you be an effective and successful advocate with decision makers in Washington.
One of the best kept secrets from Capitol Hill is the enormous influence of local media on congressional decisions — not just cable news or TheNew York Times, but the local papers in the communities members of Congress represent. Over and over, we hear from members of Congress that a letter to the editor or an op-ed in their home district is what moved them into action.
Thinking about starting a RESULTS group in your community? Or just want to get the word out about RESULTS issues? Learn how to talk about your issues locally, and how to build a coalition where you live!