WHY ADVOCACY?? WHY NAMI??
Legislators are elected BY YOU.
Therefore, legislators are there TO SERVE YOU.
The Governor (and thus, the Executive Branch) are elected BY YOU.
Therefore, the Governor (and Executive Branch — Secretary, Commissioner, Department) are there TO SERVE YOU.
A Democracy requires that the voice of the people be heard.
Why should that voice be yours? Because…
YOU care — and YOU care passionately.
YOU have the courage to “put a face” on the problem.
YOU are providing accurate, powerful information.
YOU are willing to learn how the system works.
YOU VOTE — and YOU can influence others to vote.
YOU are willing to talk to the media.
YOU can rally grassroots support.
YOU can build and be a part of coalitions.
YOUR position is “pure” — it comes from the heart.
YOU are willing to work — and to work hard.
YOU look good in RED!
YOU understand if YOU don’t speak out…who will?