Systems Advocacy takes many forms: letters, emails and phone calls to local, state, and national legislators; registering to vote and voting; attending government sessions and public hearings; joining coalitions and groups who care about your issues and concerns; attending demonstrations; and being "civically" engaged. Below are tools for your advocacy toolbox.
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Over the years our Executive Director, Maria Dibble, developed an advocacy toolkit. There are as many different styles of advocacy as there are people, and there are innumerable tactics and strategies that groups can develop to successfully promote and achieve their issues and goals. Below is a list of some tips and strategies that can help people along the road to empowerment through advocacy.
Pat Green Gumson
Pat Green Gumson was the Director of the NYS DOH TBI Medicaid Waiver Program a few years ago. Before taking her job in Albany, Pat worked at STIC. Her skills at collaboration and advocacy were absolutely instrumental in the development of TBI waiver services. After retiring, she was the keynote speaker at a TBI Conference here at STIC. Below are her advocacy tips.
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