The Advocacy Tool Kit is a comprehensive resource to help you plan and prepare for meetings with legislators in your community. Local visits and meetings are the single best way to help legislators understand how policy issues and the legislation they work on affects people like you. Legislators need to hear your stories so they can make informed decisions about policies that affect the stroke community. The tool kit contains information and tips to help you attend a meeting hosted by your legislator, schedule a one-on-one meeting or host a site visit. The tool kit covers meetings with both your members of Congress and state legislators. Use the tool kit in the way that works best for you—choose the level of involvement that fits your desire to make a difference for the stroke community.