ERIC Number: ED436864
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Handbook for Rehabilitation Advocacy.
National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.
This handbook is intended to help advocates for persons with disabilities organize for advocacy, build effective coalitions, frame key issues, package critical information, and use the media to advance the cause. Individual sections address the following topics: how to change public policy; myths about advocacy; what makes politicians tick; personal ingredients for effective advocacy; rules for effective advocacy; networks; building coalitions; the creation, care, and feeding of coalitions; framing the issues; understanding the legislative process; how a bill becomes a law; steps for success; legislative hearings; letter writing; tips on writing to legislators; electronic mail and facsimile messages; telephone calls; continuing communications; the legislative workshop; state advocacy; accessing and using the media; media strategies; media relations/public relations; and media presentations. A glossary and bibliography are attached. (Contains 25 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Activism, Advocacy, Change Agents, Change Strategies, Disabilities, Legislation, Lobbying, Mass Media, Political Power, Public Policy, Public Relations, Rehabilitation
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Rehabilitation Association, Alexandria, VA.