Monday, May 4, 2009

You’ve signed up to be an advocate…now what?!

You went to the Public Policy Advocacy Action Center – and registered with ALSA National to become an ALS Advocate. THANK YOU! You have taken the first step to making a difference for patients and families living with ALS. The next step is to get familiar with the Public Policy Page and some of the great tools available to us on the website. Here is a quick overview of the page – I’ll cover individual tools in future posts.

There is much more content, but this is the “meat” of the home page.

The Elected Officials tab allow you to find your elected officials, including members of Congress, governors, state legislators, local officials, and more. Enter your Zip +4 Code, select your search criteria and click GO.

The Issues & Legislation tab allows you to learn about key legislative priorities and send email messages to your legislators.

The Media Guide tab provides a comprehensive listing of the newspapers, TV stations, and other media organizations which cover your zip code.

The resulting media list allows you to send an email message directly to the key contact at up to 5 media organizations. This is just a partial listing for the 94547 (my hometown) zip code!

I’ve found the site to be very user friendly. So…logon and take a look around!

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