Successful shelter reform requires political advocacy. If you see your Mayor or city council member on the street and they do not know who you are and do not stop to talk to you, you’ve already lost. This video is an indispensible guide to political advocacy. A written guide is available.
To learn about the importance of lobbying and lobbyists.
For additional resources – including a guide to reform your local shelter, a guide to using freedom of information laws, model shelter policies, and much more.