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Legislative Advocacy Training

Modules 2 & 3 (Contacting & Meeting Your Policymaker)

Sunday, January 16, 2022 – 1:00-4:30 pm (via Zoom)

F163137472Want to make a positive change in mental health services?

Become an advocate!

Join us at the NAMI Smarts Advocacy training that will give you the strategies to build knowledge, confidence, and competence in:

 Contacting Your Policymaker (Module 2)
Writing an effective email, giving an elevator pitch and making an impactful phone call

  • Importance of emails and phone calls
  • Tips for emails and phone calls
  • Listen to email examples and phone call demos
  • What makes an email and phone call “work”
  • Practice writing and sharing your email/ Practice making a phone call

Meeting Your Policymaker (Module 3)
Orchestrating a successful meeting with an elected official

  • Tips for meeting with policymakers
  • Listen to an example meeting
  • What makes a meeting “work”
  • Prepare for a meeting
  • Practice a one-on-one meeting
  • Practice a group meeting

Who Should Attend:
This training builds on skills from NAMI Smarts: Telling Your Story (Module 1)

Grassroots advocacy is simple; you don’t have to know about policies or politics. It’s about using your voice to influence policy makers and make a difference. Turn your passion and your lived experience into a positive voice for mental health with the NAMI Vermont Legislative Advocacy training.

Call: 800-639-6480 ~ Email: info@namivt.org