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
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.
A Tobacco Education Program
Develop Strong Leadership Skills
Education on how to live tobacco-free lifestyles.
A ONE DAY CONFERENCE
Dynamic Youth Training
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.
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.
takes place on a continuum, takes many forms, and occur at many levels including
advocacy for others, &
advocacy in the public interest
does advocacy look to you?
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.
Tips of Success
Advocacy Dos and Don’ts
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.
Messy, stained, ripped, clothes
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!