Advocacy Tools

Become an Activist

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“Every moment is an organizing opportunity, every person a potential activist, every minute a chance to change the world.” Dolores Huerta

Want to become an activist but not sure where to start? Interested in learning key points to speak on an issue more persuasively? Here you will find resources to help you amplify your health professional voice, understand the data, contact your government representatives, write op-eds, and more . . .

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To join our Environmental Health or Nuclear Abolition Committee please email tara@sfbaypsr.org.

HOW TO START

Think about your current work and activities, writing, teaching, speaking, etc. and then think about how you can build activism into what you already do. For example, you could write op-eds, or add environmental health curriculum to your lectures, or give a talk to your department, at a conference, or for a health professional society. The article below gives some excellent tips about how to start advocating to save the planet.

CLIMATE CRISIS and HEALTH IMPACTS

Electrification:

To join our electrification efforts, please email tara@sfbaypsr.org and mention that you are interested in joining our Environmental Health Committee and have a specific interest in electrification.

COMMUNITY-BASED ENGAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY

EPA: Promising Practices to Improving Community Performance and Sustainability: This publication shares promising practices and tips for communities seeking to reduce environmental health risks.

Jemez Principles for Democratic Organizing
The Spectrum of Community Engagement

NUCLEAR WEAPONS ABOLITION

JUSTICE: RACIAL, ECONOMIC, SOCIAL, ENVIRONMENTAL

ADVOCACY WRITING TOOLS