Stories are one of the most valuable political tools we have.
Stories connect us to other people, they help us understand an issue, they motivate us into action, and they make the abstract concrete.
Effective storytelling will raise awareness, change hearts and minds, mobilize others, and influence policy.
How can you use your story?
● You can share with it your Members of Congress when you meet with them in-person.
● You can share it at a town hall or on social media.
● You can make it the basis for a “letter to the editor.”
● You can use your story in a variety of ways. Get creative!
Tip: You don’t have just one story. You have as many stories as you have issues that you care about!
Download "The Advocate's Toolbox" for a free worksheet that will help you identify and structure your advocacy story.
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