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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.

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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