BerniePDX is bringing in experienced progressive lobbyist and trainer Terry Ann Rogers to teach us how to effectively talk to elected officials about the issues we care about!
Terry Ann Rogers practiced law in the United States for 23 years, 10 of which she spent as a legal aid lobbyist for poor people in the Oregon State Legislature. She lived abroad in six countries (Kyrgyzstan, Macedonia, Palestine, Bosnia, Serbia and India) over 11 years, working in the development of the rule of law. Since 2010, she has worked as a consultant, teaching women how to lobby women’s issues at various levels of government in Bangladesh, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Maldives, Cambodia, Afghanistan, India, Yemen, Morocco, Lebanon, and the Republic of Georgia.
The two hour lobby training will focus on how you can become an effective public interest lobbyist and feel comfortable doing it! We’ll cover why you should lobby, some lobbying tactics and the nitty-gritty of an in-person meeting with your legislator (or a government official at any level).
You’ll also leave with next steps about local upcoming progressive lobbying opportunities so you can make use of your new skills!
You won’t want to miss this training! Please join for what promises to be both a fun and empowering experience!
Location: 5040 SE Milwaukie Ave., Portland (Watershed PDX)