Training: How to Talk to Your Legislator

Raise Your Hand has been doing a series of parent trainings to help people sharpen their skills when they advocate with elected officials and other decision makers. These are fun, challenging and interactive trainings that will apply to current legislation we're working on. The skills and methods you learn will be applicable to other bills and issues as well. The more people we have trained in the fine art of interacting with elected officials, the more effective we can be in advocating for legislation that supports and improves our public school system for our children!  

This will not be a lecture-style training, but instead, we'll do exercises to help you better understand the public arena you are acting in. You will be challenged to think about who you are and how the people in power will try to take advantage of you. This is something that you may find unsettling, but also revealing and ultimately empowering.
You will gain some practical organizing framing and action skills, but, most importantly, you will build stronger relationships with each other and leave better prepared to control, prevent and create change in the public arena in a powerful, principled and ethical way. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Come ready to think and to play.
  • May 05, 2018 at 12:30pm – 4pm
  • Richard M. Daley Branch Library
    733 N Kedzie Ave
    Chicago, IL 60612
    United States
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