Sierra Club Citizen Lobbying Training

polar-bearAre you feeling helpless after the elections? We have a real opportunity to create forward-looking policy in New Mexico with new pro-environment legislative majorities in the upcoming legislative session. Learn how the Legislature works, what elected officials are thinking, the importance of their staff, and how to communicate your message effectively. Local legislators will be present to offer insights on how to be an effective citizen lobbyist.

In the first part of the training, you’ll learn the concepts behind lobbying. In the second half, you’ll have the opportunity to hear about specific legislation to support or oppose in the upcoming session and what you can do to help.

  • Albuquerque, 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11 at St Mark’s Episcopal Church, 431 Richmond Pl NE, Albuquerque, NM 87106. Featuring N.M. Reps. Javier Martinez and Liz Thomson. Join and share on Facebook.
  •  Santa Fe, 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, Christus St. Vincent auditorium, 455 St Michaels Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505. Featuring N.M. Rep. Stephanie Garcia-Richard. Join and share on Facebook.

Please RSVP to Diane Reese DianeAbqNM@gmail.com with the following:
Name
Telephone
Email
Date/location of training you want to attend
Organization (if applicable)

Spanish translation will be available. Favor indicar si le gustaría recibir traducción del ingles al español

Hope to see you there!

Sponsors: Sierra Club Rio Grande Chapter, Conservation Voters New Mexico, Environment New Mexico

Also, please join us at the Roundhouse for Lands, Water and Wildlife Day from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8, and Renewable Energy Day on March 3.