The primary responsibility of a National Motorists Association City Advocate volunteer is to help monitor motorist-related activities (whether supporting or opposing NMA positions) arising within a specified city or county government, including:
- City Council
- County Commission
- Mayor’s office
- City Manager’s office
- City and County transportation/street departments
- City Police and County Sheriff
- Planning commissions
- Citizen groups
- Developing and maintaining a contact list of key city/county government officials (including office addresses, websites, phone numbers and email addresses of key staff, elected and governmental officials).
- Following official city, county and regional meeting agendas and minutes, flagging items that can affect motorists.
- Keeping a contact list of groups that support or oppose the NMA mission on a local level. If group activities warrant interest, advise the National Office. Check out their activities periodically and report them.
- Working with state activists and the National Office to report any findings concerning motorist rights activities of note.
- Advising the National Office of local developments that could supplement the NMA’s National Office’s weekly blog posts: ATE (Automated Traffic Enforcement) Racket Report or on the War on Cars Watch.
Not required but highly encouraged:
- Write letters/emails/op-eds about local motorist rights issues.
- Develop and maintain a city/county media and editorial board contact list.
- Serve as media resource and spokesperson (can be trained for this by the National Office).
- Meet with local elected representatives or governmental officials to build relationships and to promote issues of importance for motorists.
- Be an active member of the National Motorists Association.
- Have access to the Internet and have a direct email address.
- Have good communications skills and basic spreadsheet knowledge. (Training available by the National Office.)