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Legislative Education and Advocacy Day – March 15, 2006

Michigan State Capitol Building, Lansing - 8:00 a.m. –3:45p.m.

Learn how to influence state policy and the Legislature

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day 2006 will have a new look! There will be two tracks of activities- one for those who want to learn about the legislative process (Education Track) and one for those who feel ready to lobby their legislators on specific issues (Advocacy Track). REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR LEAD 2006 IS FEBRUARY 15, 2006 Register early! Due to space limitations the maximum number of participants will be 250 and registrations may fill before the deadline.

 

 

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 
 

From Education to Advocacy*

 

8:00 – 8:50

Registration/Continental Breakfast/Welcome

 

9:05 – 10:00

Advocacy Workshop

Talking Points

Education Plenary Session

10:20 – 11:20

Advocacy Workshop

How to Talk to Legislators

Education Workshop #1

(Choose 1 of 3 topics)

11:30 – 12:30

Lunch

 

12:45 – 1:40

Advocacy Workshop

Role-playing

Education Workshop #2

(Choose 1 of 3 topics)

2:00 – 3:00

 

Meet with Legislators

 

 

 

 

Attend Committee Meetings

Watch House in Session

Tour Capitol

Join Advocacy Groups

3:15 – 3:45

Debriefing/Refreshments

 

3:45

Adjournment

 
   

* Schedule of events subject to change

 

For more information, contact Tricia McCarthy at (800) 292-7871 x100 or Linda Burghardt at x101

Registration Form

 

If you are participating in, or know of any, interesting social work events, please contact kirsgon@tds.net.