Organizing Tips: Lobbying 101

Lobbying is one of the key tools for getting a decision-maker to act. You can lobby a state or federal legislator by meeting with them (or their staff) at the statehouse or in DC, by visiting them while they’re in-district, or even by inviting them to come to campus.Read more

Organizing Tips: Building Coalitions

It's easier to tackle a problem if you have some backup. Building a coalition of supportive organizations and individuals is an effective way to increase your influence.

Why build a coalition?

  • More groups = more people, more ideas, more resources = You can accomplish more.
  • Different groups bring different strengths to the table, such as members, prestige, credibility, or expertise.
  • A big and diverse coalition shows that there is widespread support for the issue.

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