Advocacy Initiatives | Advocacy Toolkit
At Catalyst Miami we believe in self-empowerment, so we support people to self-register to vote. We don't do the registration ourselves because new Florida legislation makes it very difficult for organizations to do so. However, together with Turbo Vote, Catalyst Miami makes registering to vote as easy as renting a DVD from Netflix. To self-register, text the word "Catalyst" to 313131 or visit our registration site; it's that easy! Not only can you register to vote, but we will also send text and email reminders so that constituents don't miss elections.For more information about this initiative, contact Lori Deus.
This work includes building a large network of organizations, choosing an issue area and concrete policies to engage in institutional change, and work in close partnership with local academic institutions like the University of Miami's program in Community & Social change to collect data and resources on best practices of coalition building and anti-poverty initiatives.
The Penny Wise Campaign is a coalition building a movement to protect our county's services and jobs. To get involved, explore this site and email our Advocacy Director, Jacob Coker-Dukowitz for more information.
Days of Action
Catalyst Miami's Days of Action is an annual trip to the state capital that takes place while the Florida Legislature is in session. There, participants have the opportunity to speak to their representatives about the issues that concern them the most. Training, travel, accommodations and food are provided free of charge (though donations are welcome!) Space is limited, and interested participants must apply. Please contact Kamalah Fletcher to apply.