Connecting with your Member of Congress: Getting Started - March 2016
This webinar is especially for volunteers and staff who have never before met with a member of Congress. It covers: the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy goals and priorities and how advocates can support them, building relationships with members of Congress, resources to support communications with Congress, March/April Drop off visits with members of Congress, and looking ahead to our June webinar and August recess meetings with members of Congress.
Documents to be printed for Spring 2016 Congressional District Drop Off meetings:
Recruiting, Engaging and Inspiring Advocates: Making the Most of Local Events — February 2016
Covers general strategies and resources for advocacy messaging and engagement at events, including: 2016 advocate recruitment goal and strategies; where to find and how to share stories about how we help people with diabetes fight discrimination; and resources and strategies for engaging youth in advocacy.
2016 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2016
Learn about the American Diabetes Association Government Affairs and Advocacy Priorities for 2016, highlights of 2015 accomplishments, and our roadmap for recruiting and engaging "Advocates in Action" in the coming year.
Advocates in Action at Step Out: Raising Awareness and Funding our Mission! — July 2015
Learn from national Step Out staff and champion advocate fundraisers about strategies and resources to inspire your Step Out team and donors to maximize your fundraising efforts, including: setting personal and team fundraising goals, using your Step Out Center to reach out to your contacts via email, integrating advocacy messages to inspire donors, fundraising with Facebook and social media, and top tips for fundraising success. In addition, learn from grassroots staff about strategies and resources for advocacy messaging and engagement at at your Step Out walk event.
Move Our Mission With Meetings Back Home - August Congressional Recess Preparation — June 2015
Learn about how you can make a difference by meeting with your members of Congress in your own home district. The late summer congressional recess presents a unique opportunity when your representatives and senators are home for over a month! Learn how to make the most of an in-district meeting and deliver key messages that Congress needs to hear from us now!
Your Rights. One Voice. Local Offices and Legal Advocacy — May 2015
A Partnership That Works. Produced in collaboration with Legal Advocacy staff, as well as staff from the Center for Information and Community Support and field staff. Covers how we help people facing diabetes discrimination and legal problems, legal advocacy strategies of Educate, Negotiate, Litigate, Legislate, the process – hope people get help, partnerships among legal advocacy and local offices, and legal advocacy materials and resources.
Advocacy Outreach to Communities Hardest Hit by Diabetes — April 2015
Topics include: health disparities in context of the 1985 Heckler report; Where are we now? Diabetes health disparities 30 years later; addressing health disparities at the state level; and Association resources for outreach to minority communities hardest hit by diabetes and communicating about health disparities.
Building Capacity: Meeting Easy Advocacy Goals for All Events — February 2015
Covers general strategies and resources for building capacity for advocacy messaging and engagement at Association events in your hometown, including: how to extend our legal advocacy reach by raising awareness and support in your hometown Association events with examples straight from the field.
2015 Government Affairs and Advocacy Update — January 2015
Covers the Association's GA&A 2015 priorities, highlights of 2014 accomplishments and our roadmap for engaging "Advocates in Action" for the coming year.