From the National Sexual Assault Coalition Resource Sharing Project:
As coalitions, may we lobby? Should we? It all seems so unclear, and many coalitions struggle with the particulars of lobbying. By its nature, a coalition is the advocacy organization for the state or territory on issues related to sexual violence. Coalitions may and should lobby. This resource presents the current federal guidelines and limitations as they affect coalitions and any coalition staff responsible for lobbying. State provisions also apply and you will need to seek out resources and legal assistance in your state or territory to help your coalition navigate and maintain compliance with any restrictions on lobbying.
The YOUTH ARE curriculum was created by the Virginia Sexual & Domestic Violence Action Alliance's first Youth Action Council cohort. Created for and by youth, this curriculum aims to support young people in seeing themselves as leaders and change makers in their community and encourages adult facilitators, preventionists, and advocates to value the strengths, knowledge, and creativity young people bring to movement to end violence. This is a 4-part curriculum intended for middle and high school students. It can be facilitated by adult allies and/or peer facilitators.