Become an Advocate
Being the voice for healthy eating and active living policies is an important part of Wholespire’s mission. With the help of our grassroots network, we work with decision makers to strengthen and improve access to healthy food and safe places to be active through policy changes. We also offer training for partners and organizations who want to engage in grassroots advocacy and strengthen their advocacy skills.
Oftentimes, we partner with organizations and government agencies by showing our support of priority issues and General Assembly bills that are important to eliminating barriers to access and making access to healthy choices fair and reasonable. You can keep track of the issues and bills that we follow. Updates will be posted here when the General Assembly is in session.
Does your organization need help understanding advocacy? From a basic understanding of civics to strategies to get the attention of your elected officials, we can help you become successful advocates. Contact us to learn more!
Bill Tracking App
Stay on top of South Carolina legislation with the Legislative Bill Tracking app! Receive e-mail notifications when changes are made to legislative documents such as bills, House and Senate Journals and Calendars, Committee Meetings and bill sponsors.
Don’t know who your state legislators are? You can easily find them at scstatehouse.gov. Locate information that’s important for your conversation with them.
Advocating at the federal level is just as important as doing it at home. Find out who your elected federal legislators are and get started with federal advocacy!
The Wholespire Blog
Learn more about advocacy and our initiatives on The Wholespire Blog.
Steps for Effective Advocacy
Find out how to prepare for advocating to your elected official. Learn what to do before, during and after your meeting. Download our flyer!
Options for Action
Visit our clearinghouse of strategies, best practices, and promising practices for implementing policy, systems, and environmental change on the local level. Click on “Advocacy” and find motivation for your next project.