CAN Resources

As a CAN Coordinator, you are one of CEC's premier grassroots advocates. To help you prepare for this role, CEC has developed the following resources to assist you in starting or enhancing your grassroots network.

New CAN Coordinator Introduction Materials:

Welcome Letter

Key Ingredients for a Healthy CAN

Obtaining Unit/Division Member Emails

CAN Do - Branding Yourself, Creating an Effective CAN Business Card

Strengthening Grassroots Advocacy: A Toolkit for the Everyday Activist

Policy Insider Flyer

Legislative Action Center Flyer

PowerPoint Presentations:

You're a CAN Coordinator, Now What!?

Expanding Your Reach, Coalition Building

Maximizing Your Potential on Capitol Hill: Developing Relationships with Elected Officials

Walk Down Civics Memory Lane

Rethinking & Reauthorizing IDEA

Responsibilities of a CAN Coordinator

CEC's Responsibilities to CAN Coordinators

Advocacy PowerPoint

Advocacy for Everyone: Meeting and Building Relationships with Legislators and Staff! 

Navigating Your Way Through the Legislative Process

Influencing Policy Making at a Grassroots level

Coalition Building: Expanding Your Reach

Advocacy Briefs:

Federal Appropriations Process

Tips for Organizing a Successful Advocacy Phone Call

Tips for Organizing a Successful Advocacy Visit

The Legislative Process

Top 5 Advocacy Tips

Do's and Don'ts When Dealing with Elected Officials Brief

CAN Do:

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