How to be a political influence – as an average citizen

By Alex Gustafson

How does an average citizen make an impact on politics? Getting involved can seem daunting, but by following the below steps to engage, and utilizing the many resources out there, you can be on your way to being a political influence. Staying informed, identifying your elected officials, communicating with officials, especially through calls and attending town halls, and writing public comments are all ways to make your voice heard!

1. Find Your Districts: http://bit.ly/1XIN2mQ

2. Senators: http://bit.ly/1kyGkev | Representatives: http://bit.ly/2zZsgdV

3. County Officials: http://bit.ly/1AknTSs

4. City Council: http://bit.ly/2jJg78H

References: http://www.ucsusa.org/action/phone-calls.html#.WhPM42Q-f-k

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/22/us/politics/heres-why-you-should-call-not-email-your-legislators.html

References: http://spinabifidaassociation.org/advocacy/top-10-tips-for-attending-a-town-hall-meeting-with-an-elected-official/

https://townhallproject.com/

https://fairus.org/activism-guide-how-attend-town-hall-meeting

https://www.ncoa.org/public-policy-action/advocacy-toolkit/meeting-with-congress/town-hall-tips/

http://archived.naccho.org/advocacy/upload/NACCHO-Top-Ten-Tips-for-Town-Hall-Meetings-April-12.pdf

References: http://eli-ocean.org/wp-content/blogs.dir/2/files/Written-Commenting.pdf

https://alaskafisheries.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/effectivecomments2015.pdf

https://publiccommentproject.org/


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