Legislative advocacy has changed in the new political reality. Elections really matter more than ever. Recent elections have changed the nature of how legislative advocacy is conducted. The next couple of years of legislative action and elections will be critical. Many traditional skills remain --- power analysis, how to make a visit, telephone call or write a letter, how to deal with legislative dodges, how to join together for united action, how to do communications with policy makers and media. But new skills are also necessary to be effective with the new realities about how to join together in old and new alliances to build citizen skills and citizen organizations for political power and effective advocacy. Come learn traditional and new skills for the new realities. This advocacy training is provided by Protecting Arizona’s Family Coalition, a large alliance of community, and health and human services groups, with 10 years of experience organizing, training and preparing citizens for effective legislative advocacy.
Guest Speaker: Timothy J. Schmaltz - PAFCO Coordinator/CEO
Date/Time: Wednesday, June 27, 2012 – 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Location: Disability Empowerment Center (DEC), 5025 E. Washington, Phoenix, AZ 85034 – Classroom B - Second Floor
Teleconference: Interested individuals can attend this presentation in person or via teleconference call. In order to attend via conference call, please call David Carey at 602-443-0723 no later than Tuesday, June 26, 2012.
Accommodations: No fragrances please. To accommodate those with allergies, breathing conditions or multiple chemical sensitivities please do not smoke or wear scented products when attending ABIL events. ABIL's events are accessible in compliance with ADA guidelines. For accommodations and/or to participate via teleconference please complete registration. For assistance please contact David Carey at 602-443-0723.
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Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL)
Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL) is Arizona’s largest center for Independent Living. ABIL offers and promotes programs designed to empower people with disabilities to take personal responsibility so they may achieve or continue independent lifestyles within the community.