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ADVOCACY. F.O.R.R.E.A.L. Finding Opportunities to Reach Rally & Education All Legis lators. -a YOUTH-LED coalition whose mission is to

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F o r r e a l
F.O.R.R.E.A.L.

Finding Opportunities to Reach Rally & Education All Legislators

-a YOUTH-LED coalition whose mission is to

RAISE AWARENESS through EducatingYOUTH, PARENTS, and LEGISLATORS on making Quality Decisions and Laws surrounding underage drinking, other drug use and related issues.

Youth Council


T a t u
TATU

A Tobacco Education Program

DESIGNED TO:

Develop Strong Leadership Skills

Peer Education

Education on how to live tobacco-free lifestyles.

TEENSAGAINSTTOBACCOUSE




Speak hard event

MYAA’

S

Speak Hard Event

A ONE DAY CONFERENCE

Dynamic Youth Training

Effective Advocacy


My a a
MYAA

Missouri Youth Adult Alliance

- a Statewide coalition that assists Local community efforts in addressing UNDERAGE DRINKING. Its mission is to encourageAdvocates to REDUCE youth access to alcohol by implementing environmental and social policy CHANGE in their communities.



Advocacy
ADVOCACY:

Is speaking out on issues, of which, you

care about; that is,

offering your opinion and suggestions

for how to improve something to

the people who are in control.


Advocacy:

takes place on a continuum, takes many forms, and occur at many levels including

personal advocacy,

advocacy for others, &

advocacy in the public interest


How

does advocacy look to you?


Lobbying
Lobbying

Is the intention of influencing decisions made by legislators and officials in the government by individuals, other legislators, constituents, or advocacy groups.

A Lobbyist is a person who tries to influence legislation

on behalf of a special interest or a member of a lobby.





Dress code
Dress Code

Please wear neat, clean, business-casual clothing. Remember, you want the legislators to take you seriously! That means that you have to look the part.


Make sure that you don t look like this
Make Sure That You DON’T Look Like THIS:

Please NO:

Sneakers

Flip-flops

Jeans

T-shirts

Messy, stained, ripped, clothes


DO:

Be Brief,

Be Thorough,

Be Gone!


And Don’t Forget…

Your legislators are people too! Don’t be afraid to be at ease around them! After all, they work for YOU!


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