In this section of the Advocacy Toolkit, you will find various methods of rallying the community around important issues as well as tips for making your gatherings safe and welcoming to all. Click the red links to learn more!
Native Land Acknowledgment:
This is a helpful article explaining why groups should acknowledge the Native land on which their event is held and how to do so appropriately.
Know Your Neighborhood Worksheet and Guide:
This guide helps you “map” your neighborhood to identify issues affecting your community: hunger, poverty, housing, employment, and food access.
Host a Candidates Forum:
This link walks you through the process of hosting a candidates forum in your area as a way to engage candidates running for election and prioritize the issues important to your community.
Organize a Letter Writing Event:
Letter writing is a great way to engage your faith community and other organizations in the political process. This is also a way to get new and home-bound advocates involved.
This link provides creative ways to get the community involved in advocacy, as well as tips for engaging various groups in your efforts.
Build a Movement:
Washington Nonprofit’s advocacy toolkit is especially designed for communities getting involved in advocacy for the first time.
This document from the Womxn’s March in Seattle provides ways to make spaces more inclusive.