Your Voice Matters

Exhibitions Means Business exists to represent what’s important to us all and to share proof points and data with key decision-makers – namely, elected officials. Whether you are a first-time advocate or have prior experience with advocacy, these tools are here to help.

For questions about EMB advocacy initiatives or these tools, contact Nicole Bowman, MBA, IAEE Vice President, Marketing & Communications at nbowman@iaee.com or 972.687.9207.

Understanding U.S. Government
Your Government – Your Voice
How a Bill Becomes a Law in the U.S. Congress
U.S. Congress – Facts and Figures
State and Local Governments
Glossary of Terms

Using Your Voice
Easing Your Way into the Political Arena
Seven Actions of Highly Effective Advocates
Top 10 Tips: How to Advocate
Advocacy vs. Lobbying for Non-Profits
The Power of Personal Stories
Media Interviews 101
Writing Op-Ed Pieces

Connecting with Elected Officials
Meeting with Elected Officials
Calling Elected Officials
Writing Elected Officials: Letters and Email
Top 10 Things Elected Officials and Staff Hate to Hear

EMB Ambassadors
EMB needs you! Ambassadors use their voice through various tactics throughout the year to connect with elected officials at the local, state or federal level. Want to learn how to become an EMB Ambassador? Click here.

Resources

The Exhibitions Mean Business campaign offers a multitude of resources to use to support the message that exhibitions do mean business! If you need additional information, please contact Nicole Bowman, MBA, IAEE Vice President, Marketing & Communications at nbowman@iaee.com or 972.687.9207.

Find your U.S. House of Representative here.

Find your U.S. Senator  here.

Find your Congressional Leader on Twitter here.


Podcast: Why Advocacy Matters

Download the infographic in PDF here.