An association can only be effective in the legislative and regulatory arena if its members are active, involved participants in the process. Even the most professionally run, well-funded, and fully supported government affairs program is doomed to fail if its membership does not fully understand how valuable their involvement is. The fact is, many members believe that advocacy is something SJMS does for them, rather than something that SJMS does with them.
One of the best ways members can make their involvement count is by maintaining constant communication with legislators at the Regional District level. To this end, SJMS has created the Key Contact Program, which is an organized way of helping members become active, involved participants in their very own communities. Here's what you need to know:
For more information on becoming a Key Contact, email Mike Steenburgh, SJMS Executive director, or call Mike at (209) 952-5299.
Every cause needs powerful champions. That means you.
You don't have to be a political expert or know a legislator directly to serve as a Legislative Key Contact. You just need the desire to make an impact, and CMA will give you the rest.
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