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January 22, 2014 / needhamgrassroots

Skip Congress, Go Local

act localGreat argument from salsa labs about the power/influence of activism at the local level.

“Admittedly, there are some issues that just can’t be addressed well at the local level.

But many (many!) issues cannot only be addressed, but can actually result in bigger,
more lasting change.”


Last year wasn’t a good year for Congress, to say the least. They hit all-time low approval ratings and battled over legislation all year. But with all that bad news, there is some good news: you don’t have to rely on Congress for everything. State and local governments are another very viable option.

Why consider state and local governments? First, they are responsible for many issues that affect our daily lives. And the ratio of constituents to representatives is much smaller, making it easier for voices to be heard.

This white paper outlines the value of advocating at the state and local levels and explains some of the differences you’ll need to be aware of when switching from a federal advocacy strategy.

Download the whitepaper to learn:

  • Why state and local governments matter for making change
  • How to approach local advocacy (and how it’s different than federal)
  • Ways to craft your message to appeal to local leaders
  • About a real local advocacy success story

Supporting your mission,

Jessica Seward
Manager, Community & Marketing
Salsa – ignite action. fuel change.

inspiring Case study


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