Legislative Advocacy 101 & 201 – Apply today!

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Are you getting ready for the Legislative session? Is this your first time in “the building”? Or do you need a refresher?

Come join Neighborhood Partnerships for an Advocacy 101 and Advocacy 201 session – we’ll cover the basics of the building from legislative deadlines to filing a bill to making your case, and more.

Legislative Advocacy 101 – December 19, 2016 10 am to 2:30 pm

Learn the basics of advocacy. How a Bill becomes a Law, Working with Legislators, Committees and Legislative staff, Advocacy throughout session, the Legislative Calendar, Lobby Day do’s and don’ts

Legislative Advocacy 201 – January 6, 2017 10 am to 2:30 pm

More secrets of Salem. How does all this really work? How do decisions get made? How does the budget process work? What are the secrets of Ways and Means? Working with the Capitol Press Corps; Registering as a Lobbyist; and Working with Agencies

Participants will be selected based on their responses to the application questions and whether or not they are currently engaged in an advocacy campaign. We will prioritize participants based on whether they have issues in front of the upcoming Legislative session. We are also interested in helping organizations advance policy strategies particularly in the housing and asset building sectors.

Sessions will be held in Portland. They will begin at 10 am and end at 2:30 pm. The cost is $100 per session per participant. Limited scholarships are available.

To apply, please download and complete an application and return it to Neighborhood Partnerships by December 1st for Legislative Advocacy 101, and by December 8th for Legislative Advocacy 201. If you have any questions, please contact Alison McIntosh (amcintosh@neighborhoodpartnerships.org, or 503-226-3001 x110.)