Presentation on theme: "Global Campaign Overview: Being Powerful on the Hill July 21 2013 RESULTS the power to end poverty."— Presentation transcript:
Global Campaign Overview: Being Powerful on the Hill July 21 2013 RESULTS the power to end poverty
Prepare the Heart and Mind Be in touch with fact that all poverty solutions already exist Be in touch with your outrage Be in touch with fear and overcome it: perspective—my discomfort vs… Get in touch with being a supervisor: selecting our employees, paying salaries, they work for us: coach and support them to do the best job they can. Your influence is greater than the lobbyists. Remember there are others doing the same as you.
Good News About Influence Source: Congressional Management Foundation
Be Remembered Say thank you Not many people talking about global issues Most visitors come with a personal interest Ask to collaborate, ask to be their resource Come with data and figures, but many others will do the same Stories: everyone is a story person: show some heart Show video Talk to our partners Use the legislative packet Listen during the sessions and note stories and powerful quotes Never go away
Relationship You are there too look them in the eye, know their name and develop a relationship Start with, “I know they care about people” Ask what makes them tick--take time to listen. Ask them about the end of poverty Let them know people back home are curious about our meeting
Assess where they are, then move them up the Champion Scale 4 Champion 3 Leader 2 Advocate 1 Supporter 0 Uninformed/ Neutral -1 Opponent Advocacy: What are We Trying to Do?
How Decision Makers Decide Constituents Staff Colleagues Media Paid Lobbyists Experts Personal History
Basic Meeting Introductions and thank yous. Meeting overview—what you will present during the meeting and what you are looking for. Storyteller tells story to illustrate. The request(s) from the “pitcher” that requests a yes or no answer. Get a response Respond to response—don’t accept vague answers, find out if additional information is needed, stay on message, get clarification. End the meeting with thanks and follow up plans.
Face to Face Confirm meetings on Monday Ask for a photo opportunity Ask to come back later Set up a meeting for August
What Needs to Change in Us? Need to see ourselves as supervisors and start supervising Need to be in touch with the absurdities in the world and be outraged by them We need to be relentless in pursuing justice We need to learn new skills We need to take a chance, step outside our comfort zones to get in touch with our true power We need to suspend our believe that we can’t make a difference.
What Must We Learn? How to educate and work with Congress (or city council, country government, state government) How to educate and work with the media How to educate and work with community