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What You Need To Know About
Grassroots Advocacy
www.FightColorectalCancer.org
Advocacy
• What is advocacy?
• National – Call-on Congress
• Local – Grassroots
• What are we going to talk about?
• Secur...
What can you do?
PUSH FOR A STATE PROCLAMATION
• For instructions and materials on how to have your
state recognize March ...
E- Advocacy
E-Advocacy
• Sign up for social media accounts such as Facebook,
Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram

•...
E- Advocacy
E-Advocacy

• Facebook vs. Twitter à What s the difference?
• What s the purpose of the # symbol?
• Hashtags ...
QUESTIONS?
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Call-on Congress 2014 _Advocacy Breakout Session

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Making the Most of Your Congressional Meeting

Facilitators: Josh Wimberly and Patti Hollenback
Expert: Emily White, Fight Colorectal Cancer Program Coordinator

Goal: We will review meeting basics and practice what you need to say to your legislators and staff during your Hill meetings to develop a meaningful relationship with legislators.

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  1. 1. What You Need To Know About Grassroots Advocacy www.FightColorectalCancer.org
  2. 2. Advocacy • What is advocacy? • National – Call-on Congress • Local – Grassroots • What are we going to talk about? • Securing a state proclamation • Writing letters and emails • E-Advocacy
  3. 3. What can you do? PUSH FOR A STATE PROCLAMATION • For instructions and materials on how to have your state recognize March as Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, visit FightColorectalCancer.org/ StateProclamation. WRITE LETTERS AND EMAILS • If you cannot meet with your member of Congress face-to-face, you can still rely on letters and emails. They’re a reliable way to communicate your priorities – and your elected officials need to hear constituent feedback!
  4. 4. E- Advocacy E-Advocacy • Sign up for social media accounts such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram • Create your profile • Send friend requests to and follow your family and friends •  Like, join, and follow Fight Colorectal Cancer on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram
  5. 5. E- Advocacy E-Advocacy • Facebook vs. Twitter à What s the difference? • What s the purpose of the # symbol? • Hashtags to use: • #1MilStrong #ColonCancer #RectalCancer #ColorectalCancer • #CancerSurvivor #FightCRC #FightCRCAdvocate #CRCresearch #CRCadvocate #CRCawareness
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