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Don’t Be Scared of Advocacy

Don’t Be Scared of Advocacy

by Advocate Josh Wimberly, Alabama Defender, supporter, champion, reformer, advisor; these are all words that one might use to describe advocacy efforts. Advocacy in its simplest form involves strategies to change or influence decisions.  It has connotations of confrontation and conflict, both of which may be true, but often it involves partnership, education, consciousness raising, and a relentless approach to developing a shared purpose between the advocate, the person or thing being advocated for, and the stakeholders involved in the decision-making process. Our Focus… For Those Whom We Advocate At Fight Colorectal Cancer, we have a stated mission to advocate for legislative priorities related to the screening, prevention, and treatment

Call-on Congress – What do we want? | 2013 Call-on Congress

Over the past few days I’ve told you some of the reasons our 80+ colorectal cancer advocates will be on Capitol Hill next week. Yesterday we touched on the agenda for the 2013 Call-on Congress. Today – I want you to know exactly what we will be asking of our elected officials. Stay tuned – tomorrow I will share with you how to get involved from your living room! But first … a brief overview of a bill and the lawmaking process No review of how a bill becomes a law is complete without a little School House Rock.  “I’m just a bill…sittin’ here on Capitol Hill.” If you need

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