Legislative Advocacy Workshop

Today we attended the Showing Up For Racial Justice (SURJ) Legislative Advocacy Workshop: Supporting the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform. It provided solid insight into the workings of our government and the strategy for influencing our political process. The team provided a variety of resources from developing your story, to researching your legislators, to effective techniques for lobbying your representatives.

It's empowering to better understand these tangible steps and techniques for engaging our democracy and being proactive about working to create the change we want to see.

Here are a few resources and tips for meeting and lobbying your representatives. This workshop focused on racial justice and specifically on the campaign to end Money Bail, but really this approach applies to any issue.

Check out: Leginfo.legislature.ca.gov & OpenStates.org

Ken Fisher