A Personal Perspective in Talking With Your State Legislator About Marriage and Relationship Education: Tips from the Field.

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Page Count
3
Year Published
2009
Author (Individual)
Russell, Maggie.
Author (Organization)
National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
Resource Type
Report
Resource Format
PDF
Resource Language
English
This brief draws on the personal experience of the Project Director for Family Services of Greater Houston in Texas, to offer tips for lobbying a State's legislature for the implementation of marriage preparation and relationship strengthening services. Recommendations include: know your legislators, know the lobbyists, do your homework before you pick up the phone, be specific about the funding you will go after, make an appointment, help write the bill, and review similar bills created in different States and incorporate language from those bills.

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