Personal, face-to-face relationships with policymakers and their assistants are the best ways to help provide orientation to the issues. The next-best is telephone contact. Follow-up on your conversations by sending a thank you note and even a photo of your meeting, if available. You can also send thank you notes for policymakers' statements or actions that support educational equity. For more helpful tips, check out our Advanced-Issue Advocacy Skills Training videos below.
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Mario J. Bailey, Converge Government Affairs: The Appropriations Process
Dr. Ana Alejandre Ciereszko, United Faculty of Miami Dade College:
Relationship Building with Legislators & Aides
George Haj, Haj Media:
Interacting with the Media & Telling Your Story
Victoria Hernandez Consulting:
Maximizing your Legislative Visits
David Marin, Legislative Assistant/Florida Senate:
How to Advance, not Sabotage, Your Cause
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