GOVERNMENT RELATIONS TIP SHEET
Communicating with elected officials
- Reach out to municipal, provincial, or federal elected representatives months in advance of a campaign.
- Be clear about what you want.
- Work with their staff; make sure the staff understand your position so they can explain (and, hopefully, support) it accurately to the elected representative, and to their colleagues.
- When meeting with an elected official, make sure a board member, senior volunteer or other supporter is present.
WHAT DO YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE?
|🔲||To inform the official about (topic/issue/campaign) and your planned activities.|
|🔲||To inform them about the work that you perform in your community and its impact.|
|🔲||To ensure they understand the value of Homeshare.|
|🔲||To make them aware of the impact of their policies on Homeshare and the people in your community.|
|🔲||To develop a good working relationship so that your programme can be a source of information about issues related to Homeshare.|
Provide elected officials with the information they need to make good decisions that affect Homeshare.