The Wide, Wide World of the Internet
Advocates communicate with elected officials in many ways.
Just 10 years ago, advocates relied solely on letters, personal meetings and the news media to communicate their message. The Internet has changed that, especially since it is always open. And, thanks to growth in wireless networks, people can use cell phones, pagers, laptop computers and other technology to communicate and gather information at home, at work or almost anywhere.
Today’s advocates are using the Internet to:
- Learn about public policy issues
- Gather facts and information
- Communicate with elected officials and stakeholders
- Find others who share their vision
- Form coalitions with other organizations