Wednesday, May 6, 2009

FW: Women's Leadership Action Day at the State House

Join the

Women's Leadership Action Coalition

Wednesday, May 13, 2009,
8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Hall of Flags
Maine State House, Augusta
+  Connect with other women from around the state.
+  Learn how the legislative session will affect women.
+  Develop your advocacy skills.  
+  Use your voice to influence the political process.
AGENDA for the Day

8:30 - 9:00   Registration, Coffee, Advocacy Displays
Registration is in the Hall of Flags, located on the 2nd Floor of the State House.  Get some coffee and a muffin, view the organizational displays, connect with other women.
9:00 - 9:15  Welcome by Legislative Women Leaders, Overview of the               Day-Welcome Center, 1st Floor of the State House
9:15 - 10:15  Current Legislative and Budget Issues
Overview of current Women's Economic Security Agenda issues before the Legislature and the impact of proposed budget cuts on women and families
10:15 -11:30  How You Can Influence Policy Decisions
Hands-on training on how you can use your voice to influence the political process and public opinion
         1)       Introduction to Advocacy/Citizen Lobbying-Welcome Center   
         2)      Mock Public Hearing-Room 105, Cross Office Building lower level
         3)      Tour State House-meet in Hall of Flags
11:30 - Noon  Wrap Up of Morning and Next Steps-Developing Your
 Advocacy Plan and Steps
12:00 - 1:00  Lunch-Bring your own Brown Bag or eat in the State House        Cafeteria (Arrange ahead of time to meet with your Legislator)
1:00 - 2:00   Optional Action Activities
·        Attend a public hearing or work session
·        Connect with/shadow your Legislator
·        Tour the State House/Participate in Scavenger Hunt
Complete Evaluation Form

Maine Equal Justice is a member of the Women's Leadership Action Coalition.
For more information, contact:  
Maine Centers for Women, Work and Community
at 1-800-442-2092.
To register,e-mail:
OR register online at

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