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Legislative Advocacy Training

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F163137472Want to make a positive change in mental health services?

Become an advocate!

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

Telling Your Story (Module 1)

  • Writing and delivering short and compelling personal stories that have an “ask”
  • Finding and using facts in speaking and writing
  • Preparing for and conducting a successful meeting with legislators
  • Writing focused emails that have an impact
  • Learn about the Vermont Legislative Process

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:
Anyone who wants to learn about legislative advocacy

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: