Join CooperationWorks! and NCBA CLUSA’s Vice President of Advocacy Alan Knapp on Tuesday, September 4 from 1-2 p.m. EDT for a webinar on the huge potential benefits of advocacy work for co-op development.
This webinar will focus on two key advocacy themes: communicating with Congressional offices, and the legislative process. What’s more effective—meeting with a member of Congress or a staffer? Should you meet on Capitol Hill or at the lawmaker’s local office? How does the message change depending on location?
You’ll also get an overview of the legislative calendar and learn when to schedule your meeting to maximize its impact on key policy issues.
During Advocacy 101 for Cooperative Developers, you’ll learn:
- the difference between lobbying and advocacy
- the structure of Congressional and Committee offices
- the anatomy of a meeting
- the value of data and correspondence
CooperationWorks! is a national network made up of organizational and individual members working in cooperative development who envision a society in which thriving, cooperatively-owned enterprises are the bridge to a just, resilient democracy. CW advocates for co-ops on a national level, working with partners like NCBA CLUSA and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.