Help your elected officials imagine a better future. What larger goal does your request work toward? Think big. For example, if advocating for free or reduced price school meal programs, you might share a vision of a future where no child goes hungry. Some of the most iconic and influential speeches have been built around a vision. Consider Martin Luther King Jr.'s speech, “I Have a Dream." King repeatedly described what is today vs. what could be tomorrow, inspiring landmark legislation and future generations.