Mercy for Justice

Advocacy Amplified! Resources

Take Action for Justice

People of faith, including Sisters of Mercy, gathered at the U.S. Capitol in July to hold a 23-hour healthcare vigil.

Are you interested in sharpening your skills for advocacy? Take the next steps as an advocate for justice with resources from our Advocacy Amplified! training series.

Writing letters to the editor is an effective way to insert the Mercy voice into public discourse. This training (31:42) includes tips for writing and submitting letters to news outlets.

Making phone calls and making public comments are two ways to influence legislation. This training (38:27) provides best practices for both activities.

In case you only need a specific reference, here are three clips taken from the training:

Making Phone Calls Clip (11:51)
Making Phone Calls Script Only (3:03)
Making Public Comments Clip (5:14)

Here are copies of the slides for Making Phone Calls and Public Comments.

Group meetings with policy makers are one of the most effective ways to build relationships with legislators. This training (42:07) includes advice from a legislative staff member.

Here is an outline for planning your meeting with a policy maker.