Commitment: • Attend Five Weekly 60 minutes seminars (Thursdays, 7 PM - 8 PM)• Student will participate in lobbying simulations• Visit Community Board meetings• Testify at Hearings • Lobby at two meetings with local and national elected leadership
The prospective dates and times are Thursdays 7-8 March 8, 15, 22, 29 April 4, 19
Please apply and include all relevant information as only 12 students will be selected for this program
Topics: • Understanding the American Political System • What is Lobbying, History, and Navigating the Political System• Doing Your Research on Law, Knowing Stakeholders• Writing Advocacy Letters & Effective Elevator Pitches • What are Congressional Hearings & How to Get Invited? • The 10 Commandments of Lobbying• Simulations & Meeting Local Representatives
Text: The Citizen’s Guide to Lobbying Congress by Donald E DeKieffer Democracy Under Pressure: An Introduction to the American Political System (8th Edition) by Milton C. Cummings, Jr. and David Wise.
This experiential module includes books, trips and communications training at no cost to Lehman students. Only twelve students will be selected. Please email HHLLeader.email@example.com or call us at (718) 960-8873 for more information.