Advocacy Workshop Registration
Join the National Audubon Society Campaigns Team and a variety of local partners from Missouri and Kansas for a free advocacy training. This workshop will focus on training citizens to be more effective advocates for natural resources conservation, environmental and social justice, and other issues of interest to communities. We will cover everything from speaking to your legislators to designing and implementing issue-based campaigns to building local and regional coalitions. All levels of advocacy experience are welcome! The workshop will be interactive with presentations interspersed with breakout groups, and all attendees are encouraged and welcomed to share their experiences. This is a nonpartisan workshop focused on issues (not candidates or parties).

Thursday 10/15
6:30pm Audubon Campaigns Introduction – Claire Douglass, National Audubon Society
6:40pm We Can Win in Red States – A review of our 2019 Solar Campaign in Arkansas -
Gary Moody, Audubon Arkansas
7:05pm Discussion/ Q&A – Audubon and local partners
7:35pm Wrap up and What to expect on Saturday

Saturday 10/17
9:00am Campaigns Overview
9:45am Campaign Research and Power-mapping
10:30am Break
10:45am Tactic Review: Meetings with decision makers and advocacy days

12-1:00p.m Lunch break – Zoom open for discussions

1:00 p.m. Interactive breakout sessions (attendees choose their topic of interest)
• Food, Farm and CAFO policy – Melissa Vatterott, Missouri Coalition for the Environment and Brian Smith, Missouri Rural Crisis Center
• Climate science and policy – Ethan Duke, Missouri River Bird Observatory/Climate Reality Project
• Single-use plastic issues and policy – Dana Ripper, Missouri River Bird Observatory
• Communicating with Missouri legislators – Mary Nemecek, Burroughs Audubon Society/Conservation Federation of Missouri

2:00 p.m. Return to main Zoom room – interactive wrap up and closing thoughts
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