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ERIC Number: EJ1179761
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-8756-8705
How to Be an Advocate for Rural Issues: Working with State and National Legislators
Ault, Melinda Jones; Bausch, Margaret E.; Ackerman, Kera B.
Rural Special Education Quarterly, v37 n2 p122-127 Jun 2018
Professionals, families, and individuals with disabilities must work together to advocate for policy and legislation that will improve the lives of those with disabilities. Rural areas have unique issues that make targeted advocacy efforts necessary. While families and parents have a personal interest in advocacy, professionals have ethical principles related to advocacy they must uphold as a member of their field. This article outlines steps to use when working with state and national legislators including (a) knowing the issues, (b) identifying allies, (c) working with others, and (d) sustaining advocacy efforts. Specific tips are provided for individuals making face-to-face visits with legislators to increase chances of positive outcomes.
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Language: English
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