As a follow up to working with a state VMA on a particularly challenging legislative matter recently, the AVMA's Communications Division has developed a compilation of resources designed to provide executive directors of VMAs with a quick, step-by-step guide on how to plan a state legislative effort, including the all-important piece of media relations. This "tool kit" also covers the type of support that a state VMA can expect from the AVMA as opposed to those activities that the state VMA is uniquely equipped to carry out.
The AVMA State Advocacy Committee endorsed the development of this resource to assist state VMAs with their advocacy efforts.
The tool kit is found on the AVMA website at http://www.avma.org/advocacy/state/state-vma-tool-kit-legislative-advocacy.asp. The AVMA would like to hear from executives or officers of VMAs on how to improve or enhance this resource in the future.
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