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Whether it is your local county board or the President of the United States, you have a role to play in our democracy. We have a few tips to help you take action.

Tips on Contacting Elected Officials

Your elected officials need to hear from you. Whether it is a formal letter, a quick postcard, an email, or Facebook post policymakers depend on receiving information and guidance from their constituents and other citizens when deciding how to vote on important issues.

April 1, 2019

Tips on Writing a Letter to the Editor

Letters to the editor are great advocacy tools. After you contact your elected officials, sending letters to the editor can achieve other advocacy goals because they reach a large audience and are read by elected officials.

April 1, 2019

Be an Advocate from Home

Beyond upending our daily lives, COVID-19 has changed some of the ways we typically advocate for ourselves, our loved ones and our communities.

May 19, 2020

Be a Legal Observer

Legal observers support protesters' exercise of their free speech rights by recording interactons between police and protesters. The role is about accountability, not intervention.

June 17, 2020