Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Equality State Policy Center offers Citizen Lobbyist Training Jan. 9 in Cheyenne

Once again, the Equality State Policy Center will offer its Citizen Lobbyist Training. It's a great opportunity to learn the inner workings of the legislature and arm yourself with some effective lobbying tools to stymie any crackpot bills that rear their ugly little heads. 
This year's Citizen Lobbyist Training will be conducted Jan. 9 starting at 8 a.m. at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne. Participants in the training learn how a bill becomes law. Experienced lobbyists who work for ESPC member organizations outline the attributes of an effective lobbyist and teach attendees how to testify before a legislative committee. Other presentations outline how citizens can get the attention of legislators and affect their policy deliberations from home. Sitting legislators offer their perspectives on lobbying and discuss approaches that work -- and that don't work -- with them.


The training fee is $50. The fee helps us defray the cost of lunch and snacks on site. We offer a discount to $25 for attendees affiliated with ESPC groups.

The fee is not meant to be prohibitive, however, and we offer scholarships to participants who need assistance. If you need a scholarship or have other questions about the Citizen Lobbyist Training, please contact Dan Neal at dneal@equalitystate.org or call 307-472-5939.

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