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Affiliate Advocacy Representatives

NAMI implemented new Standards of Excellence * for re-affiliation that included a requirement that each affiliate nominate an Affiliate Advocacy Representative.

NAMI Massachusetts has defined the role for volunteer Affiliate Advocacy Representatives in Massachusetts.

 

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Affiliate Advocacy Representative Role Description
Effort:
  • 1-2 hours per month on average
  • This may vary – during the busy times of the legislative cycle, it may be more. At other times is will be very quiet.
Core Responsibilities:
  • Participate in and assist with grassroots advocacy trainings
  • Forward action alerts and generate prompt responses (email, phone, hearing attendance, etc.)
  • Bring local advocacy issues to the attention of the NAMI Mass Advocacy Committee
  • Assist in nurturing local legislative champions & local grassroots advocates
  • Cultivate relationships with local stakeholders, government officials and media
Qualifications:
  • NAMI Member
  • Interest in mental health policy and advocacy issues