In 2011 we initiated the unanimous passage of House Bill 1344, making it illegal in Texas for parents and guardians to show porn to their children.
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Lillian Smith volunteers directly work with policymakers to protect human rights in the United States.
Our volunteer leaders, staff, and partner organizations provide state and federal policymakers with research and information, and we help them develop and enact policies on critical human rights issues.
Lillian Smith’s Legislative Coordinators are volunteers who work with our staff and other volunteers to lobby members of Congress, state legislators and other key officials to protect human rights. Legislative Coordinators advise activists in their state on advocacy tactics and issues, and they build networks to win legislative victories.
LOBBY FOR HUMAN RIGHTS
- Visit a town hall. You can search for town halls scheduled in your area by visiting a site like https://townhallproject.com/ or by visiting the websites of your Members of Congress.
- Be effective: Check out our Town Halls Guide for suggestions on how to make the most of these events.
- Know the issues: Print out the following issue briefs to inform yourself and your Member of Congress. If you can, leave them with your MOCs or Congressional staff at the event, along with your contact information.
- Take Pictures! Share them out on social media, using #AmnestyLobby or tagging @amnestyusa.
- No town halls in your area? Not a problem. Try setting up a lobby visit with your elected official(s), or visit during scheduled office hours they may have. Check out our Lobbying Tips and our Lobbying 101 Webinar.
- Let us know your plans: If you haven’t already, sign up to participate and we’ll link you up with other activists in your state, including your AIUSA State Legislative Coordinator.
- Enjoy Lobbying? Apply now to become a Legislative Coordinator.