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Advocacy Guide: How to Research an Issue

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Why do I need to research?

Thorough research is an important component to a successful advocacy campaign. While you may begin a campaign in an area of personal experience or expertise, often advocacy campaigns arise from within a community as like-minded people come together with a desire to see a particular issue addressed.

There are a number of key areas that you will need to be aware of including:

  • The background
  • The major players
  • The relevant legislation
  • Government policy
  • Similar campaigns or precedents for your action

A good understanding of these key areas through thorough research on your advocacy issue can empower you to raise your voice in an informed way and give authority to your call for change.

Download the advocacy guide below for more information.