Legislative Trainings & Tools For Advocates Winning legislative campaigns at the state and local level is a non-negotiable pillar of our movement for justice and dignity.

AI in Action

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.

Interactive Maps

Explore the members and power dynamics of the Legislature, filtering by region, race, gender and committee assignment. There are photos and contact information, links to social media and even listings of legislative staff. Members can also click through to the Legislative Directory, where they can track the results of meetings with any individual official.

Legislative Maps & Tech Tools

Understand local and state government structures, timelines, and power dynamics.

Influence Targets

Identify potential sponsors. Connect with staff and track relationships over time.

Track Meetings

Meeting plans and outcomes at your fingertips. Easy compliance tracking.

Get Information

Access high quality factual, objective data gathered from trusted sources.

Pool Information

Share notes and insights with colleagues and allies. Share resources with collaborators.

Member & Regional Trainings

Boost your skills and build strong organizational infrastructure to win legislative advocacy campaigns!

Powerful Trainings

Address the obstacles and opportunities faced when engaging in local and state advocacy.

Creative Visual Aids

Understand government structures and relationships as well as the nuances of legislative processes, timelines, and the intricacies of different legislative entities.

Engaging Speakers

Connect with seasoned advocates from an array of organizations, current and former government staffers and elected officials, journalists, and academics.

Immersive Role-Play

Develop legislative strategies and tactics via specific case studies and real-time examples.


As a member of the AI Community, you have access to our network of seasoned advocates, organizers and government insiders across New York State — regions include New York City, the Hudson Valley, Long Island and Western New York.

The Advocacy Institute is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.