Want to Be an Advocate for Equity? Here’s How!

1. Advocate For Yourself and Others at Work.

Know your Rights.

Advocate for Yourself.

Advocate for Others.

2. Advocate With Your Elected Officials. Here’s How.

Don’t Just Email. Call Your Elected Officials.

Here Are Some Tips to Make Your Calls Effective:

  1. Be prepared. Think through what you want to say ahead of time so that you can say it clearly when you call
  2. Know that your elected official will not be the person on the phone. You will most likely talk to one of their aides or staffers, and that’s ok. They will register your opinion and convey it to your elected official.
  3. Let them know you are a constituent. Elected officials will pay most attention to people living in their districts. Make sure to give your city and state, and even your street address if you live in a large city.
  4. Be clear about what issue you’re calling about. If you are calling in support or opposition to a bill, it helps to know, and provide, the bill number and name. If you’re calling about an issue, be able to specifically describe the topic. State your opinion clearly.
  5. Be brief. You will probably be more effective if you keep your call short.
  6. It’s ok to leave a message, either on a voicemail or with a receptionist. Just state the information you prepared, including that you’re a constituent.
  7. If calling gives you anxiety, here’s a “shy person’s step-by-step guide” for calling your elected officials.

Don’t Forget Your Local Officials!

Need to Find Your Officials?

3. Advocate With Your Friends and In Your Community.

Make Noise on Social Media.

Make Noise in Real Life, Too!

Get Your Friends Involved.

BONUS: Share these tips and visit womenemployed.org/act for more!

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