Advocacy Tips

There are many ways to make your voice heard, including:

 

  • Write or call your members of congress. Use the link below to find your representatives and how to contact them.

FIND YOUR REPS

Remember to focus on representatives from your district or state. Elected officials listen to the people who can vote them in or out of office.

 

  • Write guest editorials or letters to the editor of your local newspaper. A letter to the editor of your local newspaper is an effective way to let your elected officials and community know of your passion for improving the lives of women and girls around the world, and to influence public opinion on a large scale.

GUIDE TO WRITING

A LETTER TO THE EDITOR

 

For more information, please check out DFW’s advocacy guide.

VIEW OR DOWNLOAD GUIDE

Other Resource Materials

U.S. Foreign Aid, Gender Equality, and Women’s Empowerment – A briefing note created by DFW and Oxfam America to elevate the importance of gender equality and women’s empowerment in U.S. foreign aid.

DFW Advocacy Webinar

It’s Time! Let’s Raise Our Voices for Women and Girls (2/18)

U.S. Foreign Aid, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment (10/17)

Understanding the International Affairs Piece of the Federal Budget Pie (9/17)

U.S. Foreign Aid: Dispelling the Myths (8/17)

U.S. Foreign Assistance: An Issue for Women and Girls (5/17)

Advocacy: A Best Practice to Change the World (3/17)