The short answer is yes! Many association leaders struggle with the issue of advocacy. Would the organization loose its non-profit status if it took a position for or against something in the legislature.
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Social media continues to evolve, but it has become a vital tool to advance the association's mission and agenda bygiving us the ability to start the conversation.
To be effective in its' advocacy efforts, whether it is before Congress or the governor, associations need to be relevant to the conversation and have something meaningful to contribute.
The situation in Flint represents our distrust, disgust and dissatisfaction with government and politics, but the situation in Flint is representative of how many of us feel about government overall. Photo Credit TH Muller.
As providers and as elected leaders, we both need to put people first and focus on the communities we serve. Good government should be about creating better opportunities for people in our state and I strongly encourage each of you to seek out the providers in your district, visit them, talk with the consumers and their families, and get a strong sense of the vital role you play in the direct care of our consumers.