In order to advocate for change, we have to #MakeTheCase!
Actively advocating for issues that you support or oppose may be new to you, and even if it isn’t, sometimes the process can be a little intimidating. Not to worry -- AccessLex Institute is here to help. Armed with accurate information and some guides to advocacy, you will be effective and comfortable in little time.
Below you will find two types of resources: Fact Sheets and Advocacy Guides. The fact sheets contain easy-to-digest information about each of our main priorities for increasing access and affordability. These sheets can be used to educate yourself, organizations or congressional staff. The advocacy guides are brief outlines (with samples) showing how to engage in effective advocacy.
#MakeTheCase Online Tool Webinar
As the Senate wraps up deliberation of a new Higher Education Act, there are likely going to be substantial new federal financial aid and accountability policies emerging from Congress. Many of these policies would have severe negative impacts on law students and schools. But you can help shape the debate to prevent harmful polices from being enacted by getting involved and educating your members of Congress. During this webinar, you’ll learn how to use our brand new online advocacy portal and other resources to influence federal policy and ensure your students and school are protected.
Directly contacting your Members of Congress is the best way to make your voice heard on the issues you support or oppose. Below you will find several resources to help you contact your Congressional representatives and let them know where you stand.
Tips for Effective Advocacy – Advocacy 101
Tips for Effective Student Advocacy – Student Advocacy 101
Call Your Members of Congress – Phone Script
Write Your Members of Congress – Template