A Community of Exceptional Nurses
TO: (INSERT NAME)
FR: Janice Weber
AACN Public Policy Work Group
RE: Advocacy 101 Tool Kit
DA: (INSERT DATE)
The key to raising awareness of AACN and our issues lies within our organization's
greatest strength - our members. In order to help members become better advocates,
we've created the enclosed "Advocacy 101" tool kit, which contains the following
These materials are intended to be a general guide for members' advocacy
activities on Capitol Hill. It is important to remember that advocacy activities,
as well as information discussed at meetings with elected officials, be targeted
toward the specific audience involved.
In addition to setting up meetings with elected officials on Capitol Hill and/or
contacting them directly through letters or e-mail, there are other grassroots activities
that can help our messages be heard. Some of these are:
We hope this tool kit is useful to you. Please let us know if you have any questions,
or other suggestions for public policy activities.
Janice Weber, RN, MSN Victoria Boyce, RN, MSN
AACN Public Policy Specialist Chair of Public Policy Work Group
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