Reaching Your Community with the Truth- How to Distribute The Advocate

In order to have lasting change in this world, we must see that our generation is ready and equipped to lead the way. Live Action works tirelessly to expose the abuses and lies of the abortion industry, but this means nothing unless the truth we reveal reaches the hearts of the world. The Advocate magazine is our way of making sure this happens. Not only does it have the truth, but it is presented in such a way that has and will change the hearts and minds of those it reaches.

There may be some of you who want to distribute The Advocate, but you simply do not know where to start. No matter what your fears are, however, a little preparation always makes everything go much smoother.

Picking the right spot and the right method for distributing will be the biggest factor in how many people you can reach. Although the exact spot or the exact method will vary depending on your unique situation, there a couple of tried and true tactics that can help you get started on the right foot.

Here are a few of our favorite ways to get out The Advocate.

1. Lockers: Slip The Advocate into lockers at your high school so that each student gets their own copy!

2. Classrooms: Before class starts, place a copy of The Advocate on everyone’s seat.

3. Public Message Areas: Tack a few copies of The Advocate on bulletin boards, and open some of them up to advertise the contents. You can find public magazine racks at some schools, supermarkets, cafes, and libraries–put some Advocates there, too!

4. Parking Lots: Stick The Advocate under the windshield wipers of every car in a large parking lot!

5. Give them to a Friend:  Do you know someone that you know has a heart for the pro-life movement? Give him/her a stack of 50-100 Advocates to distribute. Most people are pro-life, but just don’t know what to do to help end the injustice of abortion.  Engage them!  Distributing Advocates is a great way for them to get more involved and learn how to be a voice for the voiceless.

6. Person-to-person: Go to a public area with lots of foot traffic and hand out The Advocate to each person who walks by. You can offer the magazine with a creative one-liner, or engage each person in a longer discussion about abortion.

The first five methods of distribution are pretty self explanatory and not very intimidating but, as is often the case, the easiest method is not always the best method. These methods are great and we strongly encourage that you try them, but the sixth method, though intimidating, can be the most fruitful. Personally handing The Advocate to someone will not only make them less likely to ignore it or throw it out, but it will also give you the opportunity engage in a life changing conversation.

Ultimately, If the pro-life movement wants to see lasting change, we have to be ready to share the truth with those around us. It may mean doing things we wouldn’t normally do, such as engaging with strangers, but for such a minimal sacrifice, the reward is incomparably larger. If you would like to stand with Live Action in seeing that the unborn are given the life they deserve please sign up to be a distributor of The Advocate today. The truth is a powerful thing, and through you, it can and will change the world.

To help us change the world, one person at a time, become a distributor today!

  • Hollyhansard

    Thank you Daniel!  Thanks for the ideas!  And, thanks for your encouragement!  I hope MANY who have not tried distributing copies of “The Advocate” might try!  Personally, I find the Person-to-Person not at all intimidating! In fact, I find that PERSONALLY handing a copy of Live Actions The ADVOCATE is the SWEETEST GIFT there is! It’s a GIFT to me (from you) to be ABLE to give it! And, as I have discovered time and time again, it’s also a GIFT to the receiver! Like you said, MOST people are PRO-LIFE.  They just don’t know HOW to be an ADVOCATE for LIFE.  Providing copies of the ADVOCATE for them to give to their friends, whether one or two or 50, should they have friends that they want to give them do, is also one of the GREATEST GIFTS there is!  It is truly more blessed to GIVE than to RECEIVE!  Thank you for your GIFT (and thus all of the Life Action Teams Gift) and MANY GIFTS, that I am able to RECEIVE copies of “THE ADVOCATE,” that I might have something so very, very sweet and telling in my hand to GIVE that others might also so GIVE!  I’ve had FAR more people say, “YES” to my question, “May I give you a pro-life magazine?” than no.  I’ve had only a very few “NO’s”  And, more than I can count of “Yes, Please.”  I’ve also had more than I can count of sincere “THANK YOU’s” in response to my Personally handing  a copy of “The Advocate” to a perfect stranger.   Again, like Daniel wrote, MOST People are Not for harming little ones unto the death by the act known as “abortion.”  Most people are NOT for abortion.  And, on top of that, what I have discovered, is that even if someone is “Pro-Choice,” MOST people who are Pro-Choice in Theory, but haven’t thought it out, do CARE for children.  They are NOT for Child abuse.  They are NOT for hurting babies or children.  They are NOT for those who would aid and abet those who would enslave little girls for their own or another’s profit in international sex trafficing rings in child prostitution.  MOST AMERICAN’S, even if they are “PRO-CHOICE” are FOR GOOD. And, they are FOR LOVE!  For the TRUTH. And, they are for the youth! They are FOR LIFE!   Live Action is for LIFE! It’s FOR LOVE! It’s for TRUTH! It’s Attractive!  Live action is FOR GOOD! The Advocate is for the YOUTH, and, it’s for you!!  (I like to carry three or four copies of Live Actions “The Advocate” when ever I go out.  I can usually find  “good homes” for them, every time I go out.  Almost Always,I HAND a copy of “THE ADVOCATE” to a person, personally! Heart to Heart! Hand to Hand!   (And, I always get their A-OK to do so before I do so!) 

  • Hollyhansard

    More simply put:  Personally, I find the Person-to-Person not at all intimidating! (SMILE!) In fact, I find that PERSONALLY handing a copy of Live Actions The ADVOCATE is the Really Really Fun!   And, though the message is “intense” and “hard” it’s also a very sweet GIFT!   In fact, it’s one of the SWEETEST GIFT there is to give! First of all, It’s a TREMENDOUS GIFT to me to be ABLE to do SOMETHING!  It’s a tremendous gift to me  (a gift from all of you at Live Action) that I might have something in my hand to give to help the youth help their friends.   I have discovered time and time again, that copies of THE ADVOCATE it’s also a GIFT to the receiver!  I don’t PUSH copies of The Advocate on others, it’s a GIFT!  A gift freely given, a gift freely received, if taken.  I agree with you Daniel, MOST people are PRO-LIFE.  Like me before I discovered LIVE ACTION in 2009 and before I became became a distributor of THE ADVOCATE, many people just don’t know HOW to be an ADVOCATE for LIFE.  They don’t know how to SHARE the message of, “Yeah, it’s sweet little innocent babies that we are talking about!”  Providing copies of the ADVOCATE to others individually, one by one, or in quanity, that they might have copies of “THE ADVOCATE” give to their friends and family whom they love, (should they have friends that they want to give copies of The Advocate to, )as I have discovered first hand, is also one of the GREATEST GIFTS there is!  It’s totally rewarding!

  • Hollyhansard

    One more time.  (Typo correction)  Personally, I find thanding copies of The Advocate Person-to-Person not at all intimidating! (SMILE!) In fact, I find that PERSONALLY handing a copy of Live Actions The ADVOCATE is really, really fun!  (Anyway, it can be!) Anyway, it’s not DULL!    And, though the message of “The Advocate” is in many ways “intense” and “hard,” it’s also a very sweet GIFT!  Truth is sweet! Love is sweet! Saving the Life of even one little one and their Mom is sweet!  In fact, I have discovered that “THE ADVOCATE” it’s one of the SWEETEST GIFT there is to give!  It’s a TREMENDOUS GIFT to me to be ABLE to do SOMETHING!  It’s a tremendous gift to me  (a gift from all of you at Live Action) that I might have something in my hand to give to help the youth help their friends. I have discovered time and time again, that copies of THE ADVOCATE is also a GIFT of LOVE!!  People Love, Love!  It’s a message of Love and Hope (Christ hope) and MERCY and JUSTICE (God’s Justice) that I bear when I share copies of “The Advocate” with others.  And, I’m not even talking “religious!” (SMILE!)  

  • Hollyhansard

    Ugg! More typos!  Ee-gads!  OK…One more time:   Personally, I find that handing copies of “The Advocate,” person-to-erson is not at all intimidating!

  • Hollyhansard

    Oh, another typo! (Maybe it’s something wrong with my computer!) (SMILE!)  OK, here it goes, one more time!  OK! “As for me, I find that personally handing copies of “The Advocate” to people on the street or “where-ever,” is not at all intimidating! In fact, though I never know WHAT to expect, I rather LIKE it.”  As Daniel wrote: “The first five methods of distribution are pretty self explanatory and not very intimidating but, as is often the case, the easiest method is not always the best method. These methods are great and we strongly encourage that you try them, but the sixth method, though intimidating, can be the most fruitful. Personally handing The Advocate to someone will not only make them less likely to ignore it or throw it out, but it will also give you the opportunity engage in a life changing conversation.”   

  • trueWorldview

    Great group! Keep on keeping on!

  • trueWorldview

    Great group! Keep on keeping on!

  • trueWorldview

    Great group! Keep on keeping on!

  • http://www.facebook.com/patti.smith.94214 Patti Smith

    I can’t wait to start distributing the Advocate and sparking conversations!