Policy Advocacy 101

Being an effective public policy advocate is not just permissible—it’s essential. In this section, we offer clear and easy-to-follow guidance for orchestras on the how and why of getting involved in public policy advocacy. Review these resources for ideas on how to involve policymakers in an orchestra event, a refresher on lobbying rules (yes, you ARE allowed!), and a review of successful coalition strategies.


Playing Your Part

If you are involved in an orchestra in any capacity, and you care about the future of your orchestra and the community it serves, being an effective public policy advocate is essential. Through the guide Playing Your Part, the League offers simple, easy-to-read advice on how to get engaged in the policy process and build successful relationships with policymakers.
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Contact Congress

Raising your voice about key issues before Congress is essential. Contacting Congress is easy to do, and your communication with elected officials will ensure that communities nationwide continue to benefit from orchestral music.

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