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Advocate Resources


To join a webinar:

  1. Click on the following link (or cut and paste into your browser):
  2. Dial 302-202-5900.
  3. Enter Conference ID 710-462-255.
  4. The link and dial in information is the same for each webinar. 

Please note the following:

  • Webinars are best viewed through a desktop or laptop computer; they are not optimized for smartphones or tablets/iPads.
  • Each webinar will be approximately 45 minutes.
  • Each webinar will begin promptly at 2 p.m. Eastern; 1 p.m. Central; 12 p.m. Mountain; 11 a.m. Pacific.
  • Webinars will be recorded and posted to the Scleroderma Foundation’s official YouTube channel.
  • Questions may be submitted through the chat window and responded to during the webinar or at the end. 


Webinar 1:  Grassroots Advocacy – Monday, October 23, 2017 

  • Vision, Mission and Goals
  • Equipping Advocates through Grassroots Efforts
  • Spreading the Word

Webinar 2:  Preparing and Sharing your Elevator Speech – Monday, November 27, 2017 

  • Preparing your Elevator Speech
  • Opportunities/Missed Opportunities
  • Teachable Moments
  • Examples

Webinar 3:  Public Speaking & Letter Writing – Monday, December 11, 2017 

  • Gestures and Body Language
  • Speaking to Diverse Audiences
  • Visual Aids and Props
  • Delivering Technical Information

Webinar 4:  Legislative Advocacy (Handout) – Monday, January 22, 2018 

  • Bill Introduction
  • Rules for Legislative Advocacy
  • Targeted Advocacy
  • Meeting with Legislators
  • Strategic Planning: Long- vs. Short-Term

Webinar 5:  Meeting with Elected Officials – Monday, February 26, 2018

  • Advocacy Actions
  • Strategic Planning Format

Webinar 6:  What to Expect During Capitol Hill Day – Monday, March 26, 2018

  • Team Building
  • Key Talking Points of the Bill
  • Implementing Advocacy Strategies

Contact David Murad, Director or Chapter Relations at with questions or for more information. Please see some additional information below to assist you in your advocacy activities:

An Online Guide to the Legislative Process >>

Tips to Talk to Elected Officials >>