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1 Global Campaign Overview: Being Powerful on the Hill July RESULTS the power to end poverty

2 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.

3 Good News About Influence Source: Congressional Management Foundation

4 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

5 What Does This Really Mean?

6 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

7 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?

8 How Decision Makers Decide  Constituents  Staff  Colleagues  Media  Paid Lobbyists  Experts  Personal History

9 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.

10 Face to Face  Confirm meetings on Monday  Ask for a photo opportunity  Ask to come back later  Set up a meeting for August

11 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.

12 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


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