Become an Advocate

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Find Your Legislators


Your voice matters! Your legislators want to hear your story and how their work connects directly to your experiences. To maximize your impact, focus on the legislators who represent you. The Minnesota and North Dakota district finders are a quick and easy way to find your representatives.

 

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Telling Your Story App 


 

There’s an app for that! The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities has a free tool that advocates can use to compose and practice their story. The app guides users through the steps, from introducing yourself to identifying the specific issue to the best methods for presenting a compelling story. The Telling Your Story app is available in the iTunes Store and on Amazon.

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Partners in Policymaking Online Courses


The Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities offers an online course, Partners in Making Your Case, to help individuals create positive change through advocacy.  The three-hour self-study course includes information about the legislative process, public policy, advocacy, and organizing.

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Advocacy Toolkit


Our toolkit includes detailed information on how to conduct a call with a legislator or their staff, write letters or emails to legislators, speak at town hall forums, and visit in person with your legislator. Click the links below to download detailed instructions about these advocacy tools. 

 
 
 
 

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