Webinar on Working with Legislators
Education, Advocacy and Lobbying – Oh My! What’s Allowed (and What’s Not) When Reaching out to Elected Officials
This webinar produced by Stephanie Vance, the Advocacy Guru, and the American Library Association helps non-profits to know what the may do in terms of working with or "lobbying" legislators.
"Politicians, lobbyists and advocates alike use the terms “education,” “advocacy” and “lobbying” interchangeably. But what do they all mean? When associated with a government agency or a non-profit it can be very confusing to know what’s allowed – and what will land you in hot water. In this session we look at both the letter and the spirit of the law when it comes to lobbying and advocacy, as well as specific criteria you can use to assess your own situation. Since local library supporters, whether staff, friends, trustee or board members, have the most influence in the legislative process, it’s important to know just how far you can go in connecting them with policymakers. Believe it or not, you have more latitude than you think. And, of course, as a private citizen no one can curtail your right to speak up and make a difference." District Dispatch January 4, 2012
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