Advocacy for the Win: Understanding the Gap Between Advocacy & Policymaking
While overall advocacy numbers have skyrocketed over the past several years, does the typical advocacy campaign foster more effective decision making for voters and legislators? Is advocacy leading to more citizen involvement?
Join us for Third Thursday on June 21 when Shayna Englin will present recent findings on the “advocacy disconnect” and what it takes to effectively influence persuadable legislators.
We’ll have a discussion and answer these questions:
- - What do advocates think are the most important ways to take action?
- - What do current and former senior legislative staff say are the best ways to influence a legislator who has not already made a firm decision on an issue?
- - Are advocacy asks and advocate perceptions in alignment with how legislators are moved?
Come learn how the advocacy megaphone has gotten bigger and louder, but could be projecting in the wrong direction. Then, stay for happy hour and networking with your fellow do-gooders and friends at Salsa.
About the Speaker
Shayna launched Englin Consulting, LLC with over a decade of experience identifying and mobilizing supporters for non-profits, causes, and political candidates.
From her roots in Colorado as an organizer for Colorado NARAL, to her role as Fundraising Practice Manager at Mindshare Interactive Campaigns (now Verilion), to her leadership as Program and Political Director at the Women’s Campaign Forum, Shayna has been on the cutting edge in producing innovative and effective plans, programs, and materials that yield results: dollars raised, votes won, and policy changed.
Event LocationSalsa Labs Office
1700 Connecticut Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009