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Advocacy Strategies Session Announced

June 3, 2010

As we start to round out the conference programming, we’ll be posting periodically about the speakers and session who will be guiding us through our three days in Cleveland.

GLUE will be pleased to announce that Laura Englehart, Special Projects Coordinator from U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown‘s office, and Alaina Gilchrist of the Mahoning Valley Organizing Collaborative, will be giving an unusual joint presentation on Issues-Based Advocacy at the Urban Labs Conference.  They’ll use the (still evolving) story of the Community Regeneration, Sustainability, and Innovation Act–of which Sen. Brown is a sponsor and around which MVOC has been a leading organizer and supporter–to discuss using advocacy for the passage of a specific piece of legislation.  This narrative will cover building support at the grassroots level and through coalitions, how to approach and build partnerships with your elected officials around an idea or bill, and how to help your Congressmen and women leverage your support for greater support in D.C.  GLUE believes that having these representatives of two different pieces in the legislative puzzle presenting together will allow us all a glimpse into how policy change really happens.

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