Making Advocacy a Habit

 
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Research Abstract
Making Advocacy a Habit

This monograph is for anyone and everyone looking to demonstrate to local, state and federal legislators the importance of the arts to their community and to the nation. For those new to advocacy, we will help you feel confident in your interactions with decision-makers, whether they be face to face, by phone or by letter. For the seasoned advocate, here is a refreshing review of the fundamental arts advocacy tools and some tips on helping others become effective advocates, as well.

Advocacy is the process of educating someone else on a specific point of view or facilitating an action in favor of your position. Think of it as a habit: the best advocacy is ongoing communication with your legislators, not simply what you do in times of crisis. Once you have cultivated a group of legislative supporters you can count on when decisions are being made, your advocacy strategy has been successful. (p. 1)

CONTENTS
Making Advocacy a Habit.
Becoming an Effective Advocate.
Tools for the Advocate. 
Meeting Face-to-Face. 
Letters. 
Sample Letters.
Phone Calls.
E-Mail, Faxes, Telegrams and Mailgrams.
When They Say...., You Say....
10 Easy Steps to Develop Your Advocacy Habit.
Examples of Grassroots Advocacy Activities.
Advocacy on the Web.
About Americans for the Arts.

This monograph is for anyone and everyone looking to demonstrate to local, state and federal legislators the importance of the arts to their community and to the nation.

BIBLIOGRAPHY

Periodical (article)
Marete Wester
Americans for the Arts Monograph
Volume 1, Number 2
Friday, January 31, 1997
PUBLISHER DETAILS

Americans for the Arts
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Washington
DC, 20005
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