What Would Alice Paul Do?
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You're inspired to do greatness! And we're inspired by you! This podcast demystifies what it means to be in League of Women Voters today. We are volunteers with the League of Women Voters, a citizens’ organization that has fought since 1920 to improve our government and engage all citizens in the decisions that impact their lives. We share stories, tips and how-tos to make sure you are informed and can activity participate in government. Continue the conversation at www.alicepaulpodcast.com.
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Episode 9: Get Ready to Take Local Action
League Lingo Moment
What is Local Action?
When you can speak "for the League"
Deeds Not Words - Local Action
Find out more about the Campaign to Make Democracy Work approved at 2016 convention
Start Your Local Advocacy efforts with these toolkits
Redistricting Action Kit
Money In Politics Action Kit
Climate Change Toolkit
How to get started:
Find out how this issue affects your community.
Do research of League positions and other advocacy activities taken.
Put together a list of common concerns about this issue.
Learn about challenges and successes that previous efforts have faced.
Get a team together.
Make talking points to get you started, and use language from action alerts. Go to LWVUS action alerts or your state league’s action alerts.
Join forces with a group already working on this issue.
Let your elected officials know how you feel.
Hold a candidates’ forum.
Hold an educational forum.
Attend lobby day or rally.
Research which level of government to contact.
Focus on one issue at a time.
Provide your contact info and the bill number.
Be clear with your position.
Be prepared to counter opposing argument
Humanize with personal stories.
Encourage them to reach out if they have questions
Leave a one-pager.
Flood the scene with your message.
Followup with staff.
Let your organizational partners know you are working on this issue.
Post alerts on websites and social media
Speak with one voice
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Learn more about the League of Women Voters' position in Immigration
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