Strength in Numbers
“Identify issues on what’s a core value and a core thing that you can affect vs. the things that you share in common with other groups and could collectively move the ball on or affect as a kind of community,” Dahlman says.
Belonging to coalitions with members from all parts of the country is the best way to affect legislative change.
“It really requires critical mass and numbers, and especially geographical impact because Congress is a geographical institution, and the more that they hear from their constituents, the more you’re able to rally support for things,” he adds.
George Dahlman can be reached via www.leukemia-lymphoma.org