San Francisco Visitor Advocates
San Francisco Travel Association’s grassroots advocacy initiative – known as “The Visitor’s Voice” - is aimed at empowering the travel industry to more effectively represent the voice of the visitor at all levels of government.
How it works: Periodically, San Francisco Travel will send out ‘Action Alerts’ to mobilize support for important industry related issues. These ‘Action Alerts’ will prompt participants to get involved in the political process by contacting your elected officials. This way, federal, state, and local policy makers will hear directly from you concerning tourism-friendly policy matters that are essential to the economic vitality of San Francisco. Becoming a San Francisco Visitor Advocate will also keep you informed of the important travel related issues through a bi-annual newsletter.
Here’s the commitment: San Francisco Travel will use this system only for matters of upmost importance. We anticipate asking you to take action no more that 3-5 times over the course of the year - and we will provide you with the talking points and model communications tools you will need.
How you can become involved: By completing the form below, you will enable San Francisco Travel to capture the information we need to send you action alert via email. We will not use your contact information for any other purpose or share it without your consent.
With your support, San Francisco Travel will continue to move forward in its goal of bringing more tourism-friendly policy and legislation to San Francisco.
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