Developing Your Advocacy Voice. Marlene S. Lobberecht, M.S., CFCS, CFLE. Texas Advocacy Basics. Objectives: Identify and discuss legislative issues. Provide an overview of the legislative process and ground rules for non-profits.
Marlene S. Lobberecht, M.S., CFCS, CFLE
House make all committee appointments, chairmanships, & assignment of bills to committees.
Bill must be read on three separate days in each legislative chamber, this rule may be suspended by a 4/5 vote of approval.
go to www.capitol.state.tx.us
1. Define the Issue
2. Identify the Interested Parties
3. Gather Perspectives
4. Analyze Viewpoints
5. Form a Position
6. Make an Direct Action Plan (DAO)
7. Take Action
List from your personal experience ways you have been or could be a personal, family or community advocate.
Advocates who attempt to fix everything run the risk of changing nothing in the process.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful,committed citizens can change the world.Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.Margaret Mead