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Advocacy Toolkit

tellAFriend.pngThe Advocacy Toolkit is a comprehensive resource to help you become an informed and effective advocate for policies that can improve the lives of stroke survivors, caregivers and their families. It includes information about effective advocacy strategies and a variety of tools that help you implement those strategies. You are encouraged to use the Advocacy Toolkit in whatever way is best for you—review each and every document, or pick and choose those that are most fitting to your specific needs. Even though the toolkit is written for federal advocacy (with Congress), the same activities and tips can be applied to state level advocacy as well (with your state legislators).


Advocacy Toolkit

  8 Things You Can Do to Make a Difference html | pdf
  Ask for What You Want html | pdf
  Know Who You’re Talking To (And Why You’re Relevant) html | pdf

Developing and Sharing Your Personal Story

View this short presentation to help develop your story.

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  10 Tips for Effectively Communicating with Legislators html | pdf
  Delivering Your Message to Legislators html | pdf
  Tips on Working with Legislative Staff html | pdf
  How to Host a Legislative Site Visit html | pdf

Think green and view the Advocacy Toolkit online. If you cannot view or download the toolkit, you can request a hard copy of the Advocacy Toolkit by sending an email to advocacy@stroke.org or by calling National Stroke Association at (800)787-6537. Supplies are limited, so please request a hard copy if the online version is not a feasible option for you.

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H. Lundbeck A/S, Janssen Pharmaceutical, Inc. and Pfizer, Inc.

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