The Advocacy Toolkit is a comprehensive resource to help you become an informed and effective advocate for policies that can improve the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and their families. It includes information about effective advocacy strategies and a variety of tools that help you implement those strategies. You are encouraged to use the Advocacy Toolkit in whatever way is best for you—review each and every document, or pick and choose those that are most fitting to your specific needs. Even though the toolkit is written for federal advocacy (with Congress), the same activities and tips can be applied to state level advocacy as well (with your state legislators).
|8 Things You Can Do to Make a Difference||html | pdf|
|Ask for What You Want||html | pdf|
|Know Who You’re Talking To (And Why You’re Relevant)||html | pdf|
Developing and Sharing Your Personal Story
View this short presentation to help develop your story.
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|10 Tips for Effectively Communicating with Legislators||html | pdf|
|Delivering Your Message to Legislators||html | pdf|
|Tips on Working with Legislative Staff||html | pdf|
|How to Host a Legislative Site Visit||html | pdf|
Think green and view the Advocacy Toolkit online. If you cannot view or download the toolkit, you can request a hard copy of the Advocacy Toolkit by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling National Stroke Association at (800)787-6537. Supplies are limited, so please request a hard copy if the online version is not a feasible option for you.