Grassroots Lobbying

Grassroots Lobbying

Session Type(s): Training

Starts: Thursday, Jun. 7 10:30 AM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Jun. 7 11:45 AM (Eastern)

This session talks about the relationship between public policy, advocacy and lobbying, and shares strategies for being an effective citizen lobbyist. Participants spend the bulk of this session in an exciting exercise involving lobbying decision-makers who are supportive, undecided and opposed to a particular issue.


Peggy Flanagan


Peggy Flanagan is a dynamic teacher, trainer, and community and political organizer. She is an enrolled member of the White Earth Band of Ojibwe. Peggy is the Director of External Affairs at Wellstone Action – the country’s largest progressive training center. She also serves as adjunct faculty for the George Washington University’s Native American Political Leadership Program.

Recently named as one of the top 100 most influential people in Minnesota politics by Campaigns & Elections magazine, Peggy was the First Americans GOTV Coordinator in Minnesota for Barack Obama’s Campaign for Change and Al Franken for Senate campaign. Peggy was elected to the Minneapolis School Board in 2004 and was the first Native American to serve on that body.

Peggy graduated from the University of Minnesota with a bachelor’s degree in American Indian Studies and child psychology.

Peggy lives in Minneapolis with her husband, Tim and their dog, Reuben.

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