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    A public-policy advocate for drug issues thinks we play the game well.

    “The really organized and vocal people get a lot of pull on Capitol Hill,” said Thau, public-policy consultant for Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) at a recent conference session on “The ABCs of Advocacy,” as she prepped a group of CADCA members for a visit to their Congressional delegations.

    As an example, Thau noted that advocates for home-schooling have been very effective in getting their message across to lawmakers. “They can close down the Capitol switchboard,” she said. “There’s not many of them, but they’re very organized.”

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