The Academy views its work to develop, train and energize Congressional advocates as a crucial component to our success. We'll periodically update this page with resources to help you advocate more effectively.
Advocating from Home - Building the Long Term Legislative Relationships You Need to Make a Difference
Making a Difference with Congress and State Legislatures
Stephanie Vance, grassroots consultant and author, shows you how to research federal and state lawmakers so that you can deliver a pro-ophthalmology message that resonates. Learn the five key things you should know about your legislator and how to find those answers using Academy and other resources.
The Five Introductions
Learn five ways to launch an effective and influential discussion with a lawmaker, professional colleague or patient. Led by Christopher Kush, a grassroots advocacy expert, this webinar covers:
- How to convey complex issues in simple, engaging conversation;
- How a personal story can make a powerful impact;
- How to address misconceptions or myths without closing communications lines.