WV Free, in conjunction with students in a Community Social Justice class at West Virginia Wesleyan College, will be hosting Your Voice WV: Citizen Lobbyist Training on Tuesday, February 13 from 6-8 p.m. in the Greek Alumni Room of the Virginia Thomas Law Center for the Performing Arts. The event is free and open to the public.
The training will provide information and resources on how to speak with elected officials, focusing on state representatives, but transferable to local and federal level officials, as well. Topics of discussion in include messaging tips on a variety of issues and how to connect these issues in a strategic and effective manner. Networking time will be included in the training to learn more from policy and issue experts and get involved in organizations or groups of interest.
“This training is very important in order to learn how to be effective in contacting local and state level representatives to advocate for legislative priorities,” stated Molly Clever, assistant professor sociology at Wesleyan. “You will learn how to identify a representative’s position on specific issues, and you will build confidence in approaching and speaking with representative to advocate for legislative issues you care about.”
For more information, please visit the Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/147968749155300/?active_tab=about or contact Clever at firstname.lastname@example.org.