Many library advocates around the world wonder about the best ways to influence politicians. How can we get our points across and convince them that libraries are worth funding and voting for? As is often the case, there is actual data out there to help you so you don't have to guess or "reinvent the wheel" by going through your own lengthy trial-and-error process.
I just discovered this post, called "Advocacy and Influence," from the new-ish blog of Ken Haycock & Associates, Inc. Dr. Haycock has had a long & distinguished career, so I trust his recommendations.
His post begins:
The basic question is why we keep doing the same things when the research and evidence suggests a very different approach.