The Office of Advocacy was founded in October 2000 and serves as the public policy and social justice arm of LMM. It is led by Rev. Tony Minor, the Director of Advocacy, who works closely with LMM Pillar Directors to address the advocacy needs of the clients they serve. The office also collaborates with community leaders, clergy, grassroots persons, and elected officials to respond to issues impacting the larger community and nation.
The work of advocacy is carried through several key activities:
1. Advocacy Task Force (Networking venue for collaboration with clergy, elected officials, and local advocates).
2. Advocacy Partners Program (Volunteer initiative to recruit and train volunteers to assist in the work of advocacy)
3. Congregational Organizing and Clergy Caucus (Initiative to assist and involve local congregations in the work of advocacy)
4. Advocacy Alert System and E-Newsletter (Electronic advocacy to support public policy and social justice initiatives)
5. Advocacy Days (Visits to elected and governmental officials).