Federal Advocacy Resources

Advocacy Tools

112th Legislative Priorities (.pdf)
Federal Candidate Questionnaire 2012 (.pdf)
How to Advocate Your Concerns Before Congress (.pdf)
How To Make the Most of Your Legislative Visit (.pdf)
How to Create a Candidate Questionnaire (.pdf)
How to Set up a State Legislative Report Card (.pdf)

Legislative Primers

Authorization vs. Appropriations (.pdf)
The Path to a Federal Budget (.pdf)
How a Bill Becomes a Law (.pdf)
Federal Judicial Nominations (.pdf)
The Life of a Bill (.pdf)
Senate Reelection Schedule (.pdf)

Political Activity Guides

Guide for Churches (.pdf)
Guide for Nonprofits (.pdf)

Other

How  NAACP Policy Is Made (.pdf)

Congressional Testimony

Racial Profiling in the United States (.pdf)
Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Human Rights
April 17, 2012

Racial Profiling in Law Enforcement (.pdf)
Before the House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
June 16, 2010

Re-enfranchisement of Formerly Incarcerated People (.pdf)
Before the House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
March 16, 2010

Forensic Science (.pdf)
Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
September 9, 2009

Immigration Reform and Family Reunification (.pdf)
Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
June 3, 2009

2008 Elections (.pdf)
Before the House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties
March 19, 2009

Crack Cocaine Sentencing (.pdf)
Before the House Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security
February 26, 2008

Federal Death Penalty (.pdf)
Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights & Property
June 27, 2007

Eminent Domain and the Kelo Decision (.pdf)
Before the House Energy and Commerce Committee
Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
October 19, 2005

Gay Marriage (.pdf)
Before the Senate Judiciary Committee
Subcommittee on the Constitution
March 3, 2004