Here are some valuable resources that will help you as you engage with your community and your legislators.

Town Hall Meeting Guide

There is no greater time than now to get involved in state and national issues. The benefits of town hall meetings are numerous and far reaching. This is a great opportunity for you and your local group to engage with the Member. Town hall meetings are an excellent forum to come together as a community and ask questions about policy issues that affect everyone.

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Guide to Attending a Congressional Town Hall Meeting

To find out when town hall meetings in your Congressional district will be held, monitor your Member’s Congressional website, sign up for your Member’s email alerts, or periodically call for event updates. Members usually hold town hall meetings in different areas around their district. While it’s best to attend the one closest to your home, don’t hesitate to also attend meetings in other parts of your district.

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A step-by-step guide to creating a media strategy

Creating your own media, distributing it and monitoring its impact can be a long process, which may become confusing and overwhelming if it’s not well-managed and carefully planned. Designing a media strategy will help; this is likely to be most successful when it is done as a group, with the people involved in your overall campaign or project.

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Hate Crimes

According to FBI a hate crime is “a traditional offense like murder, arson, or vandalism with an added element of bias.” For the purposes of collecting statistics, the FBI has defined a hate crime as a “criminal offense against a person or property motivated in whole or in part by an offender’s bias against a race, religion, disability, sexual orientation, ethnicity, gender, or gender identity.”

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According to American Psychological Association bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. Bullying can take the form of physical contact, words or more subtle actions.

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