Organizational Structure for State Chapter
As discussion groups mature and individuals are educated and aware of the threats to the family and society a desire to be involved in advocacy that will protect our communities often develops. To facilitate that involvement, an organized State structure becomes helpful. UFI will help organize a State Chapter to direct the advocacy program. A Director, appointed by UFI leadership, leads the State Chapter. The following are guidelines to that end.
A Director organizes and directs state advocacy efforts.
- Organize discussion groups uniting additional individuals for learning and gathering additional contact information.
- Emphasize awareness of issues.
- Assign individuals to create blogs and educational information about the issues in your state.
- Write and distribute UFI alerts specific to the needs of the state or community.
- Assess activities/involvement of other like-minded organizations for synergistic support.
- Sponsor “A Day at the Legislature.”
- Create a Legislative Family Action Council or Family Action Coalition.
- Organize interaction with local political figures interested in shaping laws and policies to help families flourish.
- Learn the political process and rules of how a bill becomes a law in your state, and testify in legislative committee hearings when appropriate.
- Host 2-4 college students during the legislative session for their academic Internship.
- Direct the organization of a State Chapter with leadership as needed.
There will usually be one Director in each state with Leaders working under that Director.
- UFI Leadership will conduct monthly training, strategy and Q&A sessions for all state Directors.