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FLC Advocacy Tips: How is Your Advocacy Health?

From the Florida League of Cities

When you visit your doctor for an annual checkup, what is one of the most common pieces of advice they share? Be pro-active about your health by evaluating your diet and exercise regime and how you can improve. The very same can be said about advocacy, especially now that the 2015 regular session has concluded.

A common misconception is that once session is over, advocacy stops until the following year. Actually, this couldn’t be further from the truth. In his book Personal Political Power, author Joel Blackwell shares “There’s only one time you lobby, year-in, year-out, year-round.” So as you reflect on your advocacy during the past session, spend time concentrating on areas where you believe there are opportunities for improvement.

Let’s start with an advocacy checkup.

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