How to Advocate Legislatively

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Your advocacy efforts are key in helping to shape both state laws and budgets. There are many points in the legislative process at which you can become more involved--from the drafting and introduction of a bill to its passage and enactment into law. The importance of getting involved cannot be overstated. Most state legislators know very little about behavioral health related issues and the impact that they have on people’s lives. They have much to learn from you and other key stakeholders.

Learning Objectives:
1) Identify legislative processes.
2) Know your goal.
3) How to effectively communicate your message.