Advocacy Toolkit: Strategies

Our common goal is to advance sleep care and enhance sleep health to improve lives; one of the main ways this can be achieved is through advocacy efforts of individuals. As an advocate, we appreciate your commitment to addressing issues affecting patients with sleep disorders and commend your decision to take part in these advocacy initiatives.

What should I know when starting my advocacy efforts? 

While communicating with legislators, it is important to remember that they are bombarded by individuals and organizations constantly on the countless number of issues affecting the world today. To make an impact on your legislator, remember: 

  • State your relationship: Be sure to clearly state that you are a constituent and live in the legislator’s district  
  • Be personal: Legislators and their staff are more apt to pay attention to a personal letter or phone call than a form letter with no