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Advocate on behalf of Habitat for Humanity

Host an advocacy campaign on your school campus or in your community. Use the following ideas to plan for your campaign.

Advocate on a national level

As a group:

  • Host a cyber café. Set up laptop computers at a central location and ask visitors to sign up online as Habitat for Humanity advocates.
  • Create a form letter and ask individuals to sign it. Mail these letters to your House representative and state senators. Search for your elected officials and their contact information.
  • Make a video. Share it with your class, community or elected officials.

As an individual:

  • Sign up online as a Habitat for Humanity advocate.
  • Send a handwritten letter to your House representative and state senators. Search for your elected officials and their contact information.
  • Call your House representative and state senators’ offices.
  • E-mail your House representative and state senators.

Advocate on a local or state level

  • Contact your local Habitat for Humanity affiliate or state support organization to learn about local and state-level advocacy campaigns that you can be a part of.
  • Schedule a meeting with your local official. Talk to him or her about Habitat for Humanity’s work and the need for adequate housing.