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Advocacy 101 Training
January 9 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
This event is serving as an opportunity for folks in the community to get a tour of the capitol, sign up for the Request to Speak System and get insight on what to expect this upcoming session right before opening day.
What is the Request To Speak System?
The Request To Speak program (RTS) is designed to allow the public to register an opinion on bills listed on agendas and to request to speak on a bill in a committee. When the committee is in session, the committee members, and the public, will see a list of names of people who have registered an opinion, if you wish to speak or not, who you are representing, and comments you may leave in the comment box. Legislators will see your bill position throughout the process.
Constituents are required to come to the capitol the first time you use the RTS system. You only need to physically come to the capitol once. After that, everything can be done online.
We hope to meet the following through this training
– To raise awareness of the importance of advocacy and direct actions at the Capitol
– To increase the spirit of advocacy in our community
– To promote an African American presence at the Capitol not by hosting an event alone by equipping our community with tools to use their voice during session