Advocacy Resources

Advocacy

The Alliance For Justice (AFJ) believes that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives. We are a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society. AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourage organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.

 

The Florida CHAIN is a statewide network organization dedicated to improving the health of all Floridians by promoting sustainable access to affordable, effective health care. Activities include advocacy training, coalition building, communications, media campaigns, policy expertise, and technical assistance to healthcare focused organizations.

 

The National Collaborative for Health Equity aims to promote health equity by catalyzing collaboration among racial equity advocates, grassroots and community-based organizations, researchers, public health professionals, and other key stakeholders.  The project will connect research, policy analysis, communications, and activism to ultimately support policy, systems, and environmental change that addresses the legacy of racism, particularly its less visible–but more insidious–structural manifestations, and their health consequences.

 

The Pew Charitable Trusts is driven by the power of knowledge to solve today’s most challenging problems. Pew applies a rigorous, analytical approach to improve public policy, inform the public and invigorate civic life.

 

Policy Link is a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity by Lifting Up What Works®.

 

Contacting Elected Officials

“All politics is local” is a common phrase coined by former U.S. Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill.  This phrase encapsulates the principle that a politician’s success is directly tied to his ability to understand and influence the issues of his constituents. Conversely, it is essential that community members actively engage and communicate with elected officials at all levels.

Florida Governor

Florida House of Representatives

Florida Senate

League of Women Voters of St. Petersburg – contains information including a resource for contacting state level and local Pinellas County elected officials

League of Women Voters of Hillsborough County – contains links for federal and local Hillsborough County government

Hillsborough County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

Hillsborough County Legislative Delegation Information

Hillsborough County School Board Members

Pinellas County County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC)

Pinellas County Legislative Delegation Information

Pinellas County School Board Members