Dates: 1) Middleton: Saturday, March 4th @ 9:30am-2:30pm (Clark Street Community School, 2429 Clark St) 2) Milwaukee: Sunday, March 5th @ 11am-4pm (Tripoli Shrine Center, 3000 W Wisconsin Avenue 53208)
*REGISTRATION DEADLINE: This Wednesday, March 1st for Middleton and Milwaukee Workshops. A detailed agenda will be sent to all registrants prior.
Attendees:This is an open Invitation to all organization and community leaders who are interested in organizing together around the upcoming Wisconsin Biennial Budget to make an impact with decision makers and in our communities. Whether you are concerned about public education, quality ground water or anything in between, you are invited to participate. This workshop will help provide the tools to be a stronger voice for change.
Purpose:The Budget Action Workshop will provide space and time to connect with people who share our belief that the state must invest in its greatest resources – the environment, education, and people – to ensure thriving and vibrant communities. This leadership development opportunity will provide training and support for people to become more active participants in our democracy. Discussions will center around the budget process, current budget issues and advocacy tools, especially in regards to the state legislature's upcoming Joint Finance Committee’s public hearing sessions. The workshops, as well as the JFC public hearings, are excellent opportunities for people to learn and connect with others. The leadership development opportunities will provide training and support for people to become more active participants in our democracy - and have some fun in the process!
The Budget Action Workshops will prepare people to provide informed and effective testimony at the JFC hearings (either in person, virtually, or in writing), but the main purpose is to use these events as an opportunity to organize and build capacity within and across our groups for the long term. The half-day agenda will include an overview of the WI Budget, briefings on the priority issues, public narrative training on telling your story/testimony, building relationships across groups, and action planning for the regional Joint Finance Committee hearings. Sessions will be led by trained organizers, experienced advocates, and issue experts.
Cost:$15/person for half-day training including lunch. Scholarships are available.
For questions or more information, please contact Caty Bulgrin at email@example.com.
We look forward to having you join us!
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