Activism and Advocacy

Activism and advocacy are important terms for every cause based organization, and while they can both be used effectively there are important differences between the two actions. Whether it's to change existing laws, create new ones or simply to recruit a high-profile supporter for your issue, getting your elected officials to listen is easier than you think! We provide you guidelines for how to work through diverse options from grassroots movements to lobbying and legislative action. Here you'll also find information and various techniques to use activism and non-political action to get others to rally around your cause and create an effective network of supporters.


Political Action

Follow steps you can take to be an activist for your cause within the political system.
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Non-Political Action

Learn techniques and actions to advocate for your cause outside of the political system.
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