Engaging Policy Makers
Using your voice to address and influence elected officials is a key way to speak up for vulnerable communities. Our government leaders were elected to listen to and represent you. When you engage with our elected officials, you serve as a bridge between those officials and the people in your community. You have the power to influence how your legislators vote on a certain bill, or how quickly a committee takes action on a bill.
Calling Elected Officials
Calling your elected officials is one of the easiest ways to advocate for vulnerable foreign-born communities. A brief, but clear phone call, especially coordinated with several others, can alert an elected official to the concerns and interests of their communities. Calls may influence officials to pay attention to and support issues that affect vulnerable foreign-born communities as a response to the voice of the community.
Meeting with Elected Officials
Establishing ongoing relationships with elected officials is one of the most effective ways to inform and influence policymakers. Meetings with constituents and community leaders are necessary steps toward welcoming policies and attitudes toward vulnerable foreign-born populations. A powerful constituent visit involves impacted communities and allies who join together.