American Speech-Language-Hearing Association

Student Advocacy Day

Learner Outcomes 

Summary

Members and students participating in Advocacy Day activities learn essential advocacy skills necessary for them to become lifelong advocates for themselves, their clients and their professions. This activity will focus on developing the necessary tools that members and students need to become effective advocates including: a briefing with the state association government affairs leader and/or their lobbyist; review and dissemination of issue briefs and relevant materials specific to topics of interest and concern to members in the state; and review of talking points and handouts to use during member visits with legislators.

Area

Professional or Related (7025)

Learner Outcomes

At the conclusion of the program, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify and describe the legislative goals of the association
  2. List three ways to communicate with legislators
  3. Describe the process for "How a Bill becomes Law"

Instructional Personnel

Members of the state association legislative/governmental affairs committee and the state association legislative consultant/lobbyist

Time Ordered Agenda

Description of the legislative process and the key committees of jurisdiction

___ minutes

Review of issues outlined in the briefing documents 

___ minutes  

Identification of assigned legislators and tips for how to structure the meeting (including the overview and the "ask") 

___ minutes 

Review of handouts and background materials to present at the meeting and leave-behinds

___ minutes 

Questions and Answers 

___ minutes 

Meetings with legislators 

___ minutes 

Debrief and Q&A

___ minutes 

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