Community Lobbying 101 for Counselors
The community lobbying 101 training session is your guide to all things at the Idaho Legislature. Discover how you can become an effective community lobbyist by learning insider tips and tricks for becoming a successful legislative advocate for the issues you care most about. During the training we’ll review the legislative process and make-up of the Idaho Legislature, review best practices for meeting with elected officials (including one-on-one meetings and providing testimony at public hearings) as well as how to strategically connect with the media to elevate your legislative work. We’ll also spend time demystifying what lobbying work looks like so that you can feel empowered and prepared to advance your work inside the Idaho Statehouse. It’s time to turn the people’s house back to the people.
Presented by Kathy Griesmyer, Policy Director, ACLU Idaho
Kathy joined the ACLU of Idaho in 2011 and currently serves as the Policy Director and chief lobbyist for the organization. As the lead policy staff for the organization, she advocates for smart criminal justice reform, protection from discrimination for immigrants, people of color, and members of the LGBTQ community, defends the rights of voters in Idaho, and the ability for women to make their own healthcare decisions. Before her current role at the, Kathy oversaw the ACLU's community outreach and volunteer programs. Kathy graduated from the University of Oregon in 2010 with degrees in Spanish and International Studies.
4 CE hours
Wednesday, November 14 - 8AM to 12PM
The Idaho Counseling Association is a Branch of the American Counseling Association
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Boise, Idaho 83716
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