Building Relationships

June 17, 2021

This year marks a historic transition at both the State and local level. In Albany, Democrats have secured supermajorities in both the Senate and Assembly for the first time in history. Locally, the June primaries will shift the landscape in both the executive and legislature – in some cases, dramatically so. Join the Advocacy Institute and guest speakers with experience as both legislative staff and advocates to learn concrete, practical steps you can take to foster relationships with both new and longstanding elected officials. We’ll explore how to make the most of the summer, build connections with legislators and staff, and cultivate partnerships to advance legislative and budget campaigns. We’ll also create space for participants to share tips and strategies with each other, and to identify their relationship-building priorities for the months ahead.