Advocacy Tips and Tools
Why should you become involved in advocacy? Research shows that when a constituent comes to an elected official with concerns, it makes more of an impact. As a business owner or representative from an organization within the elected official’s district, your voice counts more than a paid lobbyist or statewide representative. Your elected official represents both you and your business, so he or she needs to know how a potential issue impacts citizens from home.
Never doubt that you can make a difference. Advocacy is not overly complicated. The most essential ingredient is you! To do it effectively, you just need to understand the issue and communicate properly. The Ohio Travel Association has put together the following resources to help you.
Legislative Advocacy 101
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