Category Archives: Advocacy

Advocacy Tactics

advocacy-tactics

Of the 51 organizations that checked at least one activity, half had meetings with legislators in the past two years, making it the most popular advocacy tactic next to special events and letter writing campaigns. Other activities included testifying on policy andĀ participatingĀ in advocacy organizations.

Advocacy TacticNumber of Organizations Participating
Meetings with Legislators44
Special Events28
Letter Writing Campaign24
Internet Campaign18
Advocacy Day Letter Writing16
Other6
Door to Door Campaign5

Political Relationships

advocacy

Overall, most CDCs feel they have a better relationship with local elected officials than they do with non-elected policymakers (e.g. MSHDA, DLEG, DHS, etc) and state elected officials.

Relationship with Local Elected Officials and PolicymakersPercentage
Satisfactory44%
Strong41%
Weak13%
None1%

Relationship with State Elected OfficialsPercentage
Satisfactory44%
Weak37%
Strong16%
None2%

Relationship with non-elected policymakers (MSHDA, DLEG, DHS, etc)Percentage
Satisfactory53%
Strong26%
Weak20%
None1%