How to advocate. Tools from around the web.

Know your audience

At You can look up elected officials biographies, issue positions, voting Records, public statements, ratings and their funders.

Position Statements

National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA) has adopted positions paper that advance recognition, policy and solutions for the surging population of individuals, families and caregivers affected by severe forms of autism and related neurodevelopmental disorders.

Tools to change our world

The Community Tool Box helps instruct citizens on taking action, teaching, and training others in organizing for community involvement.

Giving Testimony

Guidelines for preparing, writing and giving testimony from

Crafting an effective advocacy message

From : Follow these 6 steps to create a concise, strong advocacy message for any audience.

Tips on Testifying Before a Legislative Committee

Advice from an experienced lobbyist and Minnesota Senators about how anyone can feel comfortable helping guide policymaking.