Winning legislative campaigns at the state and local level is a non-negotiable pillar of our movement for justice and dignity.
Our Summer Leadership Course is 4 days of collaborative skill-building, learning, and a robust docket of guest speakers. Make your campaigns even more powerful, strategic, and savvy. Continue to cultivate the endurance and resilience necessary to confront privilege and oppression within legislative advocacy.
Our Legislative Maps help advocacy teams understand local and state government structures, timelines and power relations. We keep them up-to-date and beautiful. Download a sample and fast track your collective understanding of session calendars and how bills become law.
Over 250 organizers in New York use our resources to reveal who holds power, who works for them, and how they fit within the legislative landscape. Together, we’re creating a more effective social justice community of activists and advocates.
The Advocacy Institute’s cohort model and intimate trainings foster collaborative networks that develop trust across issue areas, sectors, and the state of New York. Woven into all of our education is a commitment to interactive participation, the use of relevant case studies, and an understanding of the dynamics of privilege and oppression in legislative advocacy.
Plan a legislative campaign, target power brokers, navigate the legislative and budget process. Address the obstacles and opportunities faced when engaging in local and state advocacy.
Understand government structures and relationships as well as the nuances of legislative processes, timelines, and the intricacies of different legislative entities.
Connect with seasoned advocates from an array of organizations, current and former government staffers and elected officials, journalists, and academics.
Develop legislative strategies and tactics via specific case studies and real-time examples. Receive dedicated support from certified experts, network and collaborate across issue areas.
Time-saving tools like the Legislative Directory help members manage campaigns, reach elected officials and staff, track meetings, collaborate with coalition partners and access ongoing support from the AI Team. Real-time infographics and strategic roadmaps help members be resourceful and decisive.
Identify potential sponsors. Connect with staff and track relationships over time.
Meeting plans and outcomes at your fingertips. Easy compliance tracking.
Access high quality factual, objective data gathered from trusted sources.
Share notes and insights with colleagues and allies. Share resources with collaborators.
We’ve partnered with Podio to deliver our Data Workspace.
The Advocacy Institute is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center.