Your Every Question Answered: Advocacy How-to Guides
From a young age, we’re taught that most of what we need to know can be found by answering the five W’s (who, what, when, where, and why). But the most important, and often the most elusive, question to answer is the H — the how. That’s why AAUW’s Public Policy and Government Relations Department has compiled a set of resources to guide you in advocating for women and girls through a variety of tactics and actions.
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You can use these resources to familiarize yourself with tried-and-true techniques, to explore new ways to make your events a success, or to train new members and leaders who want to get involved in advocacy. Don’t see a resource on here that you think would be helpful? Let us know! We’re always making new resources — all you have to do is ask!
- How to Build a Phone Tree
- How to Host a House Meeting
- Binder Full of Organizers: How to Build Coalitions beyond the Usual Suspects
- Say Yes to the Ask: How to Talk the Advocacy Talk
- I Have a Dream: Moving People to Action with Your Personal Story
- How to Hold a Meeting with an Elected Official
- How to Put Together an Issue Forum, Town Hall, or Tele-Town Hall
- Tabling: There’s More to It Than Meets the Eye
- A Strong Showing: Making a Rally Uber Effective
- Special Delivery! Get Your Elected Official’s Attention
- How to Get the Whole World to Sign Your Petition
Get Out the Vote
The AAUW Action Fund provides get-out-the-vote resources and materials.
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