What is advocacy?
Advocacy means supporting a cause or a proposal, something you believe in, especially the importance of an issue to decision-makers.
- Your representatives want to hear from you.
- You have a right and a duty to stand up for, or against, issues that affect you (and the arts).
- Be informed and polite.
- Make it personal. Talk about how this issue affects you.
- Have a specific “ask” prepared.
- Follow up and remain in contact (Missouri Citizens for the Arts (MCA))