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Struggling to Advocate Nationally? Skip Congress & Go Local Instead

Skip Congress, go localIt’s hard to get excited about what Congress is up to these days. High disapproval ratings (75% of us don’t approve the job they are doing) and all that silly squabbling with limited or impactful results has left America frustrated.

Your nonprofit is probably finding that it’s also getting harder to influence national politics.

You’ve done everything right. You’ve got strong support base - they sign petitions, write letters to Congress and even make phone calls on your behalf. In some cases, you may have a legislator or group of legislators on your side, but nothing seems to be working. Well guess what? You’re not alone.

So what should you do?

With sharp party divides and the distractions of the 2016 presidential race, now’s the time to look beyond the congressional gridlock. In fact, there’s much to be said in the current political climate for focusing your efforts on state and local government (this infographic explains why). Want to know more?

If you’re ready to skip Congress and advocate locally instead, check out our new and updated guide to getting started. You’ll learn:

  • Why state and local matters to nonprofits

  • How to get organized for local advocacy
  • Best practices for crafting your local message for letters, petitions, and social media

What are you waiting for? Download Skip Congress, Go Local now.


Topics: Advocacy