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Is This Advocacy or Lobbying?
This is a lobbying activity. If your job is funded through the government, you can send the email during your break time or after work.
Not all advocacy efforts are lobbying. Advocacy is not lobbying when you’re informing members of Congress about WIC, and highlighting WIC’s achievements: You are educating policymakers about WIC. This helps promote a positive image of WIC, and hopefully translates into favorable WIC policies in the future.
Examples of Non-Lobbying Advocacy: Clearing up misconceptions about WIC; Explaining the positive impacts of the improved WIC food packages; Describing the importance of Breastfeeding Peer Counselors and convey WIC successes.