Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Resources

Online Advocacy Resources
As of Aug. 19, 2023

Look up tool – SC Legislators:

Ethics for SC Government Officials:

LWVCA’s “Directory of Elected Officials” (Lexington, Richland and local municipalities)
Defining Advocacy vs. Lobbying (Oct. 11, 2011)
LWVUS policy recommends against using charitable funds for any lobbying, therefore, it is important to understand the difference between the broad concept of advocacy and lobbying.

Where to find LWV “Positions”
LWV of the Columbia Area:

Tips for Op-Eds and Letters to the Editor (May 14, 2020)
Advocacy 101 (LWVSC, 2017), Pages 15, 16

Handout 3_Online Advocacy Resources_8.19.2023.docx Page 2 of 2
Guidelines for Giving Testimony
downloaded PDF “Testimony Guidance.pdf,” July 20, 2021

WEBINARS -- LWVUS Policy, Advocacy, and Litigation Briefings
This is your one-stop shop to register and find resources from upcoming and past LWVUS policy and advocacy webinars. Search for previous webinars (recordings) and upcoming webinars

Upcoming webinars – as of Aug. 1, 2023
Legislative Trends   
Thursday, September 21, 2023 
Join the LWVUS Advocacy team for our annual “Legislative Trends” webinar, where we will give
a comprehensive review of the legislation that was passed in the 2023 legislative sessions across
the country. Discover major trends in state-level legislation, ranging from voting rights to
emerging issues, and gain valuable insights to compare with developments in your own state.
This webinar is for all who are interested in understanding legislative landscapes and drawing
meaningful comparisons across states. 
Register here

Supreme Court Recap and Looking Ahead  
Wednesday, September 27, 2023
Please join the LWVUS Litigation team for a recap of the Supreme Court's October 2022 term.
We'll discuss the impact of decisions such as Allen v. Milligan and Moore v. Harper and others
where LWVUS and Leagues participated. We'll also have a brief look ahead to the Court's
October 2023 term and decisions that could impact voters and democracy. This webinar is for
League leaders and members who are interested in learning more about the Supreme Court's
impact on our work and our democracy.
Register here

Redistricting 2030: Laying the Groundwork Now
Thursday, October 19, 2023        
The 2021 redistricting cycle taught us that it's never too early to begin preparing for the next
redistricting cycle--there will always be ground to cover in the interim years. Join LWVUS
advocacy and state redistricting leaders as we discuss ways to begin preparing for action and
advocacy to ensure a more transparent and fair redistricting cycle in 2030. This webinar is open
to League leaders, advocacy chairs, and any member interested in redistricting.
Register here

Fighting Voter Suppression Bills: Going on the Record      
Thursday, October 26, 2023      
Join LWVUS for the webinar Fighting Voter Suppression Bills: Going on the Record, led by our
Advocacy team, as we review the voter suppression bills introduced during the 2023 legislative
session and hear stories of successful fights that kept them from becoming law. Learn how the
dedicated advocacy efforts of state Leagues and their coalition partners successfully prevented
the passage of these bills, safeguarding democratic participation and ensuring equal access to the
ballot box. Whether you're seeking a refresher on effective advocacy strategies or new to the
field, this webinar is tailored to League members engaging in advocacy at the state and local
Register here

Federal voting rights bills             
Thursday, November 30, 2023        
The 118th Congress had a slow start in the first half of the year, but after navigating those early
challenges, it has had the capacity to propose and begin to move a number of bills that would
impact voting. Join this webinar to hear about the progress that these voting bills have made
this session and where they may go in the coming months.
Register here

Previous Recorded Webinars of possible interest
Testifying at your Legislature
Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Knowing how to tell our story, is how we shape our communities political and personal futures
for this redistricting cycle. Join us for this session to learn about how to build effective testimony
for redistricting and legislative hearings.
Find Slides Here

How to build an Advocacy Program
Wednesday, February 16, 2022
What is involved in building out an advocacy program? How do you determine targets, build
partnerships, and grow your volunteers? This webinar will be the start of a series on how to
build an advocacy program.
View Recording Here
Find Slides Here