The bulk of our time will consist of strategies for lobbying by congregations and individuals during the remainder of the session, as well as setting the groundwork for support for getting better acquainted with your legislators during the period between sessions. For all of this the Voices Board and Staff need your thoughts and guidance.
10am - Chalice lighting and opening words
10:05 - Quick introductions (Name of congregation, location, top three social justice projects)
10:10 - Inspiration: It's all about relationship - Kelly Thompson, Olympia UUC and volunteer lobbyist
10:15 - Summary of where we are in the legislative process and what lies ahead - Jolinda Stephens, Kelly Thompson and Bill McPherson
10:30 - Questions
10:40 - Discussion of process and issues with ideas recorded
10:50 - Brainstorming of lobby actions
11:00 - Creating a lobby plan for the session and for after the session
11:20 - Creating list of what we need to implement our plan
11:25 - Commitments and farewells
There will be no formal voting. This is a planning session. This is not a members-only event that our bylaws mandate membership to vote. We are always happy for your contributions. They make it possible for us to expand the tools that support your lobbying and spend more time talking with our legislators. Contributions will not be asked for at this conference.