Improving Your Influence: Strategizing Relationships with Elected Officials

Improving Your Influence: Strategizing Relationships with Elected Officials

Session Type(s): Training

Training Tag(s): Grassroots Organizing/Campaigns

Starts: Thursday, Aug. 18 4:00 PM (Eastern)

Ends: Thursday, Aug. 18 5:00 PM (Eastern)

Room: 325

Every campaign needs a thorough strategy—but how often do we intentionally strategize our relationships with elected officials? Correspondence with decision-makers must be calculated in order to achieve desired policy goals. Learn how to incorporate a communication strategy with decision-makers into your digital advocacy efforts. Know when to show appreciation and when to turn up the heat and use scrappy stunts to gain attention. Join us for a fun presentation on the inside/outside game!

Moderators

Ben Etienne

Ben Etienne

Ben is an active global citizen who dedicates his time to getting people connected to those they can turn to for advancing their ideas. Let’s talk!

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Abbey Piazza

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Abbey is an experienced Community Marketing Specialist for New/Mode where she nurtures a dynamic and progressive community through organizing top-tier trainings and facilitating mutually beneficial partnerships. Prior to joining New/Mode, Abbey worked as a Provincial Organizer for Dogwood BC where she played an integral role in engaging and mobilizing volunteers. In addition, Abbey designed and implemented strategy for two successful election campaigns and fundraised for the Wilderness Committee, one of Canada’s largest environmental charities.

Throughout, Abbey has grappled with the implications being a white settler engaging in activism on unceded Indigenous land. She strongly believes that it is imperative to respect and uphold Indigenous rights in the fight for a more socially and environmentally just future.

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