Volunteers Needed – State Action Team Leader Program

June 1, 2009

We need your help!

We are beginning to put together a state Action Team Leader program. We plan to pair each of the 100 Colorado state legislators with a dentist in their area who will serve as a point of contact on dental issues.

We are asking for volunteers who would be willing to serve as a key contact dentist for their state legislator.

If you are interested in participating, please let us know. No prior political experience is required to participate. An interest in policy or politics is beneficial, but not required. You don’t need an existing relationship with your state legislator – not even prior knowledge of who they are. The CDA will provide you with all the information and training you need in order to communicate with your legislator.

Also, if you have a personal relationship with a state legislator (neighbor, friend, patient, etc.), please let us know. Personal relationships with legislators are typically a key indicator of success on legislative issues. Respect, credibility and trust are already established and the relationship provides a great base for conversations. Existing relationships with legislators can also give us key insights on their approach to issues and allow us to tailor our message to best communicate with them.

Please contact Jennifer Goodrum at 303-996-2847 or jennifer@cdaonline.org to volunteer for the Action Team Leader program or to share information on an existing relationship with a state legislator.