Advocacy Training Resources

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RLS advocacy is something anyone can do from home anytime. To help you prepare, please view these short “How- To” videos to help you understand the basics, show you what will make an impact on lawmakers, and download our Prep Pack and email template. These videos should give you all the information you need to contact your legislators by phone or email. If you don't find answers to your questions, give us a call.

Legislative Education

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Why Advocacy is Important

Video: Executive Director, Karla Dzienkowski explains the importance of advocacy work and why it matters for the RLS Community.

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Fundamentals of Government

Video: RLS Foundation's Washington Representative, Philip Goglas of the Health and Medicine Counsel explains the basics of how the government works.

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Prep Packet Overview

Video: RLS Foundation's Washington Representative, Philip Goglas of the Health and Medicine Counsel explains our legislative priorities and gives a brief overview of the prep packet. To read the full prep packet, click here.

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Advocating for Yourself

Video: Carla Rahn Phillips, Phd, Chair, RLS Foundation Board of Director discusses her experience advocating for the RLS community and why it is critical to participate in Virtual RLS Advocacy Week.

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How to Contact your Legislator

Video: RLS Foundation Membership Coordinator, Maddie Lionberger, explains how to successfully locate and contact your legislators in Washington. If you already know who your congress person is, you may find their Health Legislative Assistant in the Prep Packet.

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Following up with Congress: Your Next Steps

Video: RLS Foundation's Washington Representative, Philip Goglas of the Health and Medicine Counsel shares what the next steps are after reaching out to your congress person.

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Questions & Answers with Phil Goglas

Video: Phil Goglas, RLS Foundation Advocacy Representative in Washington answers your questions.

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