Take Action: 7 Simple Tips on How to Lobby for a Cause

Photo by: Tracey Clark
Start with Love
Most likely, you're ready to go to bat for something important to you because you've got a passion for it. That's the best way to start. Let your passion guide ... more 
Photo by: Tracey Clark
Start with Love
Most likely, you're ready to go to bat for something important to you because you've got a passion for it. That's the best way to start. Let your passion guide and inform your approach in your own advocacy journey. Following your heart is the best place to start.
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Thu, Feb 21, 2013 4:18 PM EST
I recently had the opportunity to visit Washington DC on quite an advocacy adventure. Although I've dubbed myself the "unlikely advocate" in the past, I am slowly leaving the "unlikely" part of my being an advocate behind. Traveling home from my trip I got to thinking about all I've learned and how -- now that the process has been demystified -- lobbying on behalf of something I really believe in isn't as hard as I thought. Don't get me wrong; as I knocked on the doors of my state Senators and my local congress people on Capitol Hill, my knees were knocking too. But feeling the fear and doing it anyway (and living to tell about it) only means that now, I've got a new awesome skill to add to my life's repertoire and I can use that skill anytime I need it. If you're hesitant to support a cause this way, I'm here to quell your fears. Click through for 7 simple tips on how to lobby for a cause! - By Tracey Clark and Her Teen



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