DROP IN CENTER
650 WEST AVENUE
NORWALK, CT 06850

       

PROGRAM MEETINGS
618 WEST AVENUE, 2ND FLR
NORWALK, CT 06850

OFFICE HOURS
MON-FRI 10am – 6pm
SAT-SUN CLOSED

Effective Advocacy

Advocacy is easy, and it's important!

You have a voice and are a stakeholder in our democracy. Our government answers to all of us. But there are some tips that will go a long way in helping you to be an effective advocate for the LGBTQ community. 

 

Tips for calling decision makers

  • Be concise! Just stick to the issue at hand, and be clear on what you want the decision maker to do.
  • It often helps to be polite. While there is a time and a place for more candid discussions, you'll make more progress if you clearly, assertively, but politely make your point. In a lot of cases, public servants care about certain issues, even if they don't care in the same way as you do, and it takes a lot to run for public office or to serve in a public office. You can disagree, but try not to be disagreeable. 
  • It's okay to state that if the decision maker does not make the right decision that you will remember that at the ballot box in the next relevant election. 
  • Get some friends in on the advocacy! The more people you have calling with you, the more effective you'll be.

Your Fairfield County Representation

Contact Your Local Connecticut Representation:

Find your Connecticut legislators here -- These State Legislators and State Senators represent you on Connecticut-specific matters.

Contact Fairfield County's Federal Delegation:

Congressman Jim Himes (Stamford/Norwalk/Bridgeport)

Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (New Haven/Stratford/Middletown)

Congresswoman Elizabeth Esty (Waterbury/Danbury/New Britain)

Senator Chris Murphy

Senator Richard Blumenthal


Be the first to comment

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.

Copyright TCC 2016