The Policy team offers training to help community leaders and advocates better understand our key issues, the state legislative process, and how to be an effective advocate. Legislators at local, state, and national levels of government listen to their constituents; they want and need to hear your perspective.
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Thursday, September 14, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Community Church
What do your city elected officials make decisions on, how does public policy impact you, and why should you care as a person of faith? This workshop will help you develop a foundational understanding of how public policy is made in Chicago and how the city’s politics impact the process. Learn how to effectively engage with city elected officials about ordinances, resolutions, orders, etc. Find out about city advocacy campaigns and how to participate in local government. Presented by Luis Carrizales, Associate Director of City and County Policy, LCarrizales@CommunityRenewalSociety.org
Illinois Advocacy 101 Workshop Register >
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 at 6:30 p.m.
Bethany United Church of Christ
What is faith-rooted advocacy and how do you do it? Your voice is vitally important. Learn how to be an effective social change advocate, how a bill becomes a law in Illinois, and how to run productive legislative meetings. Presented by Lindsey Hammond, Associate Director of State Policy, LHammond@CommunityRenewalSociety.org