Talking to your elected officials throughout the year is just as important as voting, but it's something that not everyone takes the time to do. In the videos below, taken from Day 2 of Engage Seattle Organizing Training [note: this training is no longer being offered] on November 13, 2011, Nancy Amidei of the Civic Engagement Project talks about some easy ways that you can become and advocate.
Nancy Amidei gives a legislative advocacy presentation to an Engage Seattle Organizing Training class. [Update: The final voter turnout numbers for King County for the November 2011 election were 52%, not 30%.]
Materials from the video:
Clips from the video:
If we're not responsive to you, if we don't hold ourselves accountable to you, we're not doing our jobs.
Boards and Commissions
Citizen Engagement Guide