How to Prepare to Speak & Write to Gain Influence using the E.P.I.C. model
Engage – Head and Heart – use a personal example – my child has dyslexia…
Present – The Problem – our schools are not responsive…
Inform – The solution you propose – require a time-frame for…
Call – Call to action – Will you sign onto the bill… If the answer is NO What can you agree to?
Thank them for their time
When you can check back with you to get results.
Can we have a copy of the action made?
How can we support you in this effort?
We are Protectors so we talk about:
Health not healthcare
Land and water not Environment
Reclaiming Democracy not Republicans
Learning Opportunities not Education
This format can be used not only when you meet with a MoC but if you write an Op-Ed or letter to the editor.