Episode 1: Lobbying versus Advocacy
Welcome to the first episode of the What Would Alice Paul Do? Podcast!
In this episode, we talk about the difference between advocacy and lobbying. Lobbying is about supporting or opposing specific legislation. Tips include having facts with you so they can be shared and taken back to convince other legislators join in. The cost of these activities are usually covered by a League of Women Voters "general funds" (a.k.a. 501c4 money). Advocacy include educational opportunity to gain awareness around an issue. Activities can include forums on topics the community cares about. Funding for this type of activities are typically covered by tax-deductible funds (a.k.a. 501c3 money).
- Public Policy Positions of the League of Women Voters
- Money In Politics Action Kit
- Watch a webinar for using the Money in Politics Action Kit (VIDEO)
- Join the LWV Money in Politics Google Group
- Learn more about LWV Lobby Corps (volunteers who meet in Washington, D.C.)
- Examples of Legislator Interviews: LWV of Pennsylvania, LWV Chester County, PA, LWV of Florida,
- We encourage you to check out Iron Jawed Angels, a movie about Alice Paul and the U.S. fight for women's voting rights. Find out more about the movie at IMDB. Get resources for Educators at Cincy World Cinema.
Connect to the League of Women Voters
The music for this episode was by OhmLab.