Our curriculum teaches the critical strategic and technical skills needed for today’s legislative advocacy. Our cohort model and intimate trainings foster collaborative networks that develop trust across issue areas, sectors, and the State of New York. All trainings are produced by a trusted community of government insiders, seasoned advocates, journalists and organizers.
Participants advance strategy, build relationships, share skills, gather information, and optimize their legislative campaigns. 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.
Qualified applicants must be:
|Time||Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|9:30am||Opening Practices||Opening Practices||Opening Practices|
|10:00am||AI Welcome & Intro to Advocacy||Day 1 Review||Day 2 Review|
|11:15am||Local & State Landscape||I’m Just a Bill | Albany||Strategy & Targets | Local Campaigns|
|1:30pm||Who’s Who: Understanding State Politics||Legislative Meetings: Strategy & Practice||Winning! The Politics of Bill Signing|
|3:15pm||Campaign Perspectives||Who’s Who: Understanding Local Politics||Bringing It Back | Practice & Synthesis|
|4:45pm||Closing Practices||Closing Practices||Closing Practices|
|5:30pm||End of Day||End of Day||End of Day|
AI provides exactly the type of information and ‘Insider knowledge’ that groups like ours need to be more effective and strategic in our work. - Walter Barrientos, Make The Road New York
Over 500 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.