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Advocacy Toolkit: Resources for Taking Action

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OEFFA Resources

Food and Farming Questions for Candidates GuideNEW! This election year resource identifies key policy issues, and provides important background information and sample questions that you can use as you attend state or federal candidate debates, forums, and town hall meetings; meet with legislators, or call candidate offices. Find your legislative districts and see how your candidates responded to a survey conducted by OEFFA using the questions in the guide.

Advocacy: What, Why, and How—During this webinar,  learn what advocacy is and why it's important, how you can be an effective voice for change, techniques for successfully communicating with legislators, how to make a quick but impactful phone call to a legislator, and more. Watch it below.

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Other Online Resources

Carolina Farm Stewardship Alliance—CFSA has created a short video that walks you through the steps of how to make an effective call to your legislator. Watch it below.

Congress Lookup—Find your Congressional Representative quickly using your address and zip code. This requires your four digit zip code extension that can be obtained through the U.S. Postal Service here.

Ohio General Assembly—The Ohio General Assembly’s website allows users to find their legislator and to find and track bills by bill number, sponsor, or keyword.

The National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition—NSAC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about visiting, calling, and writing your member of Congress, writing effective op-eds, and an overview of the federal legislative process.

Food Policy Action—Food Policy Action provides information on how members of Congress have voted on food and agricultural issues.

The Ohio Environmental Council—The OEC offers an online advocacy toolkit which includes information about lobbying, writing and calling lawmakers, setting up lobby visits, writing Letters to the Editor, writing Op-Eds, and how to prepare and give testimony. They also organize a yearly Environmental Lobby Day.

The Ohio Channel—Watch live and archived Ohio Supreme Court and Ohio General Assembly video coverage.

The League of Conservation Voters—LCV compiles a yearly environmental scorecard ranking Congress based on their votes on key environmental bills.

Sustainable Table—Sustainable Table’s website contains hand outs and questions to ask grocery stores and restaurants, and ideas and materials for promoting sustainable food through blogs, social networking sites, stickers, fliers, posters, and more. They also offer several presentation kits on such topics as sustainable food and factory farms, which include ready-made speeches, table materials, hand outs, and more.

Ohio Legislative Guidebook—The Ohio Legislative Service Commission has compiled an in-depth summary the Ohio lawmaking process and information about state government.

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