Written by Heather Whitpan on May 12, 2020
When your issue comes up in a proposed bill, it will only stay in committee for so long. You have a limited amount of time to make sure the floor vote goes in your favor.
This article covers how to organize a successful advocacy campaign that combines grasstops champions and grassroots supporters. It’s a careful balance, and it’s critical to get it right.
The first thing you need is a plan of action. Your issue has been mentioned in a proposed bill, and it’s going to a subcommittee. How do you begin?
Call together the relevant teams for an initial meeting. This may include your research,
communications, membership, grasstops, and grassroots teams.
Create a shared central hub for the bill. Sharepoint works great for this, and so does a folder in Google Drive.