Advocacy & Lobbying

As people of faith across Kentucky, we believe that if we want a city, state, and country that reflects our values, we have to participate thoughtfully in public policy debates. Advocacy can be shown in a variety of ways from being an active voter to speaking with legislators on issues that matter to us. 

Advocacy and Lobbying

Passing good legislation in our General Assembly and in your hometown opens the door to sustainable energy opportunities in Kentucky. 

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What is the difference between advocating and lobbying?

The simplest explanation is lobbying happens when you ask an elected official to vote a certain way on legislation. Advocating is when you are educating officials on specific issues, expressing your opinion on issues, and/or asking for their opinion on a problem.

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What does it mean to advocate with compassion?

  • Ask what their positive vision of KY is and try to find commonalities.

  • Learn how and why others do what they do. 

  • Include everyone.  It’s not about us against them.

  • Love ourselves through the process. If you are becoming overcome with anger and bitterness it is time for a break. If we are practicing creation then as a part of that we are caring for ourselves.

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RESOURCES

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Advocacy 101

Communicating Climate Change (Courtesy of Iowa Interfaith Power and Light)

Lobbying Guide for Kentucky (Courtesy of ACLU of Kentucky) 

Tips for authentic listening

 

Find your legislators here

Kentucky Interfaith Power & Light

4934 Brownsboro Rd
Louisville, Kentucky 40222
502-210-8920
info @ Kentuckyipl.org

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