Next Webinar: Making The Most Of Your Summer Advocacy Plans May 23rd at 1pm Eastern
Interacting with lawmakers back home can be the best strategy to get "quality time" with key decision makers. By providing policymakers distinct opportunities to personally see, feel, and touch the places where their constituents live, work and play, in-district advocacy helps policymakers to understand their constituents’ view and often give them ideas for new legislation. In this session, participants will learn about the most effective in-district advocacy strategies for building lasting relationships with lawmakers and their staff. The program will walk through the steps for planning, scheduling, and conducting advocacy in your own backyard that will leave a long-lasting and influential impression on members of Congress.
- Jaime Werner, Vice President, Strategy and Development, Congressional Management Foundation
- Wade Balkonis, Director of Grassroots Advocacy, Association of Equipment Manufacturers
- Congressional Staff Member
Register here: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/895950674939653209
The Advocacy Association is proud to announce a new partnership with Washington Women in Public Relations (WWPR) to bring some new content for advocacy and communications professionals. Our first webinar featured leading communications experts and provided their advice on how you can use observance days and months to advance your advocacy cause.
Featured Speakers Are:
Kiara Pesante, Senior Vice President, BerlinRosen
Sarah Yi, Executive Director, External Affairs at CTIA
Jewel Jones, Health Equity & Justice Leader, Real Chemistry
Moderated by Jennifer Fox, Assistant Vice President, Political Affairs, Finseca and President-Elect of The Advocacy Association
Recording: Virtual Hill Days: What Works, What Doesn’t, and What’s Next?
Faced with pandemic restrictions and Capitol security measures, associations have had to dramatically change how they manage their lobby days, and some of these changes are here to stay. Fortunately, a “Dial-in Fly-in” can be as or more effective than having your advocates trudge around Capitol Hill.
This free mini workshop, offered by The Advocacy Association, the Congressional Management Foundation and Advocacy Associates, is designed to help you take full advantage of the best (and avoid the worst) of what virtual hill days have to offer. Our association, private sector, and Capitol Hill panelists will provide insights into best practices, current trends, and the tactics you’ll need to execute effective events for the remainder of 2021—and beyond.
Are Earmarks Making A Comeback?
As Washington returns to normal, earmarks are becoming one of the most talked about tools to get Congress to work together again. After a long ban on earmarks, congressional members on both sides of the aisle are starting to support local projects as part of the appropriations process and advocacy professionals are hungry to know what this means for their constituents. Join The Advocacy Association and the Graduate School of Political Management at The George Washington University to hear from legislative affairs expert Dr. Casey Burgat. He will cover the latest insights on how earmarks could be reformed and how advocacy practitioners can prepare for this new tool in advocacy.
View the recording here: