1. You can make a difference. In Toledo, Ohio, a single mother struggling to raise her son without the help of a workable child support system put an ad in a local newspaper to see if there were others who wanted to work for change. There were. Over time, they built the Association for Child Support Enforcement, which has helped change child support laws across the country. We can do this for drivers rights in an accident.
2. People working together can make a difference. Mothers Against Drunk Driving convinced dozens of states to toughen their drunk driving laws. As a result, the numbers of drunk driving deaths are lower nationwide. We can change the way large companies use psudo-science to sway juries away from the truth and against the regular person like you and me.
3. People can change laws. History is full of people and groups that fought against great odds to make great changes: child labor laws, public schools, clean air and water laws, social security. These changes were not easy to achieve. They all took the active involvement – the lobbying – of thousands of people who felt something needed to be changed. Large insurance companies and corporations have large sums of money to force legislation in their favor. You can protect your rights and the future of your family after a catastrophic loss. Sign the petition.
4. Change is a democratic tradition. The act of telling our policymakers how to write and change our laws is at the very heart of our democratic system. It is an alternative to what has occurred in many other countries: tyranny or revolution. Lobbying has helped keep America’s democracy evolving over more than two centuries.
Do your part and reach out to make accident reconstruction by state police mandatory for all accidents resulting in auto fatality on major highways and limit corporations use fictitious science in court.
5. Help find real solutions. People thinking creatively and asking their elected officials for support can generate innovative solutions that overcome the root causes of a problem. Through such work, we can make accident reconstruction by state police mandatory for all accidents resulting in auto fatality on major highways.
6. It’s easy. Helping a cause is not some mysterious rite that takes years to master. You can learn how to lobby, whom to call, when to call, and what to say – in minutes. Do your part. This could happen to you and the large corporations do not care and will do everything to not pay.
7. Policy makers need your expertise. Few institutions are closer to the real problems of people than community action groups. Your that personal stories are powerful tools for change. People and policymakers can learn from your story. Let your voice be heard to make a change.
8. Helping helps people. Everything that you do, – the research, the strategy planning, the phone calls and visits – will help fulfill your goal whether it be finding a cure for cancer, beautifying the local park, or make accident reconstruction by state police mandatory for all accidents resulting in auto fatality on major highways and limit corporations use fictitious science in court. Start today and lets protect those that will be hurt.
9. Your views are important. Because local governments often decide how to spend federal and state money, the voters have even more responsibility to tell local policymakers what is needed and what will work. Your helping can have an immediate, concrete impact on people in need. Start now!
10. Public opinion advances our cause and builds public trust. Building public trust is essential and helps increase your organization’s visibility. Just as raising funds and recruiting volunteers are important to achieving your organization’s mission, so is lobbying. Start now and make accident reconstruction by state police mandatory for all accidents resulting in auto fatality on major highways and limit corporations use fictitious science in court.. Sign our petition today.
Adapted from “Ten Reasons to Lobby for Your Cause” from Center for Lobbying in the Public Interest atwww.clpi.org