A Personal Perspective in Talking With Your State Legislator About Marriage and Relationship Education: Tips from the Field.

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Russell, Maggie.
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National Healthy Marriage Resource Center.
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This brief draws on the personal experience of the Project Director for Family Services of Greater Houston in Texas, to offer tips for lobbying a State's legislature for the implementation of marriage preparation and relationship strengthening services. Recommendations include: know your legislators, know the lobbyists, do your homework before you pick up the phone, be specific about the funding you will go after, make an appointment, help write the bill, and review similar bills created in different States and incorporate language from those bills.

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