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Advocacy/Public Policy
Advocacy involves being informed about related issues and sharing that information with people or organizations that make important decisions affecting the subject.

The first step is to become informed. Explore our web site, learn about domestic violence and join us in our efforts to promote strong, healthy relationships.

The second step is to share what you have learned.

And one of the most important things you can do is contact your legislators at the city, state, and federal levels to stress how important the topic of domestic violence is and how we must work to change policy and attitudes about it. Domestic violence affects us all and each and every one of us must get involved; we must break the silence if we are going break the cycle of violence.

Contacting Legislators
Legislative action is an important part of the movement to end domestic violence. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) has put together a comprehensive manual that contains a guide to the legislative process and the Federal Government, sample letters, tips for scheduling congressional visits, recommendations on community organizing activities, and more.

Find Your Representative and Senators
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Contacting the President
Contact President Obama or President Barack Obama
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

How do I Contact My Washington State Legislator?
Members want to hear from their constituents and welcome your contacting them. They are very busy, especially during the session, so it is wise to follow a few simple guidelines.

Be sure to try the members who represent you first.

Find Your Washington State Legislator
House of Representative eMail List
Senate eMail List

Addressing Mail to Members of the House
The Honorable Representative [Name]
Washington State House of Representatives
P.O. Box 40600
Olympia, WA 98502-0600

Addressing Mail to Members of the Senate
The Honorable Senator [Name]
Washington State Senate
P.O. Box 40482
Olympia, WA 98502-0482

State your opinion or issue directly and politely. Have all your facts in hand. Lookup Washington State Domestic Violence Bills. Enter domestic violence in the Search box to look-up Washington State bills related to domestic violence.

If you wish to visit a member, make an appointment by calling the Olympia office number, 1-800-562-6000.

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