The resources provided will help anyone advocating for an issue that is important to them. Please remember that League members may not engage in advocacy on behalf of the League unless authorized. Otherwise, all advocacy is done as a private citizen and not on behalf of the League.
- Advocacy Skills for Political Engagement - This document summarizes strategies for both beginning advocates and those who are ready to expand their influence. [This handout was originally developed by Dianna Wynn & Jan Ramquist as a summary of their advocacy training offered in different regions of the state.]
- How to Write Letters to the Editor - This document provides guidelines and strategies for writing effective letters to the editors of local news outlets.
- Guide to Parliamentary Procedure - Government meetings are usually guided by some form of parliamentary procedure. This quick guide summarizes the most common rules and motions.
- Primer on the NC General Assembly Committee System and Rules - This document is a short introduction to the workings of the NC General Assembly.
- NC General Assembly Floor Plans - For those planning to meet with legislators at the General Assembly these floor plans will be useful. The Legislative Building floor plan will also help you find the Senate and House chambers and various offices. The Legislative Office Building (LOB) floor plan will also help you find committee hearing rooms.
- Summary of League Positions - This document summarizes the LWV-US and the LWV-NC positions on various state and national issues. Many of these positions are also relevant to local issues.
know who represents you
One of the first steps to engaging in effective advocacy is identifying which elected officials represent you. The following links will help you identify your senators and representatives in the state legislature and the US Congress.