Training tools

Kids Speak Up!

Created on: Friday, May 10, 2013 - 8:12am

 It's time for legislators to hear from kids!

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Questions to ask candidates for state and congressional office

Created on: Monday, July 23, 2012 - 2:08pm

Ask these five questions for candidates running for state offices (state legislators and governor). Please scroll to see reverse side for questions for candidates running for Congress.

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Race Matters Toolkit: Highlights

Created on: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 9:48am

The Annie E Casey Foundation has created a Race Matters Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all. Below are direct links to a few key tools.

Race Matters Toolkit User's Guide
A review of the toolkit and how to use it.

Race Matters Toolkit: Unequal Opportunities

Created on: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 - 9:17am

The Annie E Casey Foundation has created a Race Matters Toolkit. The toolkit is designed to help decision-makers, advocates, and elected officials get better results in their work by providing equitable opportunities for all.

How to meet with your legislator off-session

Created on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:22pm

Personal visits are a highly effective way of helping legislators understand your position on an issue or your program. Legislators welcome visits from constituents. Legislators are more available and are better able to keep appointments when the Legislature is not in session, so visits during this time are critical.

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Advocacy by telephone

Created on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:20pm

Our Legislature has a toll-free, Legislative Hotline. You can call it at 800.562.6000. It is a fast way for any Washington resident to convey their views on bills under consideration. Here are a few tips for using the Hotline.

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Advocacy by Letter

Created on: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 - 3:18pm

Letters are an important, even critical, way to influence legislation.  Here are tips for writing an effective letter that you can use and share.

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Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition Membership Form

Created on: Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 6:21pm

Fill out this form to join the Childhood Obesity Prevention Coalition

Worksheet to develop an effective message

Created on: Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 10:00pm

Tips you can use to get your point across quickly and clearly.

How to have an effective meeting with a legislator

Created on: Thursday, January 5, 2006 - 10:00pm

Tips you can use to have an effective meeting with your legislator