The local Madison County chapter of Kentuckians For The Commonwealth (KFTC) is hosting a free lobbying workshop on Thursday, January 22, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. in the Woods-Penniman Building on the Berea College campus. This workshop is open to all in the community.
KFTC members visit Frankfort often during the legislative session to talk to legislators about issues they care about and to advocate for bills that address those issues. They are able to use those same strategies to talk to local decision-makers about community issues. People who attend this local lobbying workshop will gain tools that will help them feel more comfortable talking to lawmakers: they will learn the basics of citizen lobbying and Kentucky’s legislative process, and they will also have an opportunity to practice their new skills.
“As a student and a citizen, I have always felt that I should be an active voice in my community. I am excited to participate in this lobbying training because it is about empowering the people and giving the people the tools and knowledge necessary to be civically engaged,” said Jonah Cabiles. “I hope that all attendees—myself included—will learn about the many forms of lobbying and how to employ each method effectively.”
For more information and to RSVP, contact Beth Bissmeyer at (859) 314-2044 or [email protected].