What is advocacy?

According to Merriam Webster Advocacy is “the act or process of supporting a cause or proposal."


Three Strands for Advocacy

  • Individual
  • Organizational
  • Legislative

Advocate at the State Level

  1. Get to know your legislator.
  2. Know the issues
  3. Tell Your Library’s Story
  4. Schedule an appointment with your legislator
  5. Invite your legislator to your school


Building Relationships


ALA Advocacy Toolkit

Who are your (state) Legislators?