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Read research do your homework

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, January 26, 2017, In : Advocacy 100 days 
day 4 of 100 days of advocacy: shared from the Australian Association for the Education of the Gifted and Talented:

  • Read and research, do your homework on the issues;
  • Find and use support groups;
  • Be prepared to share information with others, using practical examples;
  • Consider using information from tests/assessments as supporting data;
  • Ask questions, and give defensible answers;
  • Advocate positively, look for events and opportunities to congratulate and reinforce;
  • Keep your message simple and straigh...

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Getting started

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, January 26, 2017, In : Advocacy 100 days 
day 3 of 100 days of advocacy: as promised to day I will post a few tips from experts: #1 be prepared and truthful at all times "know your topic and your audience. Be honest with the people you are dealing with" Carol Kelly #2 don't be in a hurry I've been doing this since the 60's sometimes its a one step forward process but many times there are gains. #3 tell your story and keep a sense of humor #4 "have confidence in yourself and your decision making" Danielle Clore #5 become part of a str...
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Tips to follow

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Thursday, January 26, 2017, In : Advocacy 100 days 
Day 2- 100 days of advocacy: there are many forms of advocacy from standing up for yourself at the doctors office to advocating for a cause I have chosen to start with legislative advocacy. Your efforts are an important factor in helping to shape public policy. It is important to remember no matter what their political view is your legislator is, like you, someone who wants to improve life in your community. In addition to face to face meetings letters, phone calls and email are also good way...
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Advocacy 100 days

Posted by H. Lori Schnieders on Monday, January 23, 2017, In : Advocacy 100 days 
In keeping with my desire to stay positive I have decided to make a  morning post about advocacy. So for the next 100 days buckle up buttercup this old lady is going to push you to put your money where your mouth is! Advocating for what you believe in is crucial if you don't ask for it people assume you don't need it. That is what has brought us to this point. So for today remember: Don't raise your voice, improve your argument (and please no alternative facts), do research back up what you h...
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