Come to UUCS from 12:30 to 4:00, Sunday, March 12, to learn basic and effective tools that individuals can use to participate in community activism. No prior experience needed, no time commitments requested, no particular political slant required. This will be all about getting your words out, not about what they ought to be.

Covered:

Press Releases – how and when to write and use them

Public Input – speaking directly to government on the record

Shows of Force – tee-shirts, stickers, and vigils for those who don’t like public speaking

LTEs – writing Letters to the Editors, painlessly: quantity vs. quality (why quantity wins)

Calls/e-mail – making direct contact with an elected official: why phone calls work

FOIA – using the Freedom of Information Act to see what’s really on the record.

Presented by:
Stevens Miller, moderator (past member, Loudoun county board of supervisors)
Liz Miller (member, NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia board of directors)
John Geddie, Jr. (past editor, Loudoun Times-Mirror)