A tool box of strategies to help you establish a Human Rights Commission in your town. Step by step customizable plan. Perfect for high school students, particularly those involved in a social justice club or National Honor Society. Help your students fight systemic discrimination and leave a positive legacy in their hometown that promotes equality and opportunity. Good experiences for job and college applications and resumes as well as civics and local government.
Gather your people
- Get organized
- Who are your community leaders?
- Contact your local political parties
- Worksheet to craft your mission statement and have solid answers ready when people ask
Ask for what you want
- Research your local leadership
- Introduction letter or email to your local officials
- What to say if/when you meet with them
- How to follow up
Social Media Campaigning
- Effective posts you can copy and paste
- Tips to make your posts relevant to people
Letters to the Editor
- Letters you can use to strengthen your case for a Human Rights Commission in your own town.
- How to get the most amount of attention with your letters.
- Who should write them and how often.
- Paper versus electronic?
- Door to door strategies
- A clipboard, a table, and a sign
- Get press coverage
- Share celebrations big and small
- Give credit where credit is due
- More resources