The governing bodies for city and county jurisdictions frequently are very receptive to making proclamations to increase awareness about health and public health initiatives, such as National Primary Care Week. Once you have the language for the proclamation (sample proclamation), then the rest is easy. Contact the person who schedules the public work sessions for the governing body. Explain who you are, the purpose of the proclamation, and ask if the governing body would be willing to issue the proclamation, and then find out when it will be scheduled. Ideally the proclamation would be issued the week of or prior to the week of the event. Even though the proclamation only take a few minutes for the reading, as do photos ops and supporters making comments (if desired), the schedules are frequently very full so it may take time to get your request on the schedule. You should be present for the reading of the proclamation to demonstrate that there is support in the community for the proclamation and to let them know that their efforts are appreciated. If the public work sessions are televised make sure to tell your friends and families to look for you on TV.