Providing tools and support to community members to create local initiatives that build local capacity and leadership, increase environmental sustainability, and foster greater livability and vitality.
You don't have to live in Washington, D.C. to be a lobbyist! Most local governments hold open meetings or sessions that residents can attend to provide public comment on local decision-making.
To voice a strong collective opinion, you can rally a group of community members to attend public meetings on topics of interest, as well as organize phone, e-mail, and letter-writing campaigns to local media and officials about issues that matter to you.
The more your community becomes engaged with local authorities, the better chance you have of influencing their decisions on a wide range of important issues.