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2019 WEBINAR: What to Do Before, During, and After Meetings with Members of Congress
March 13, 2019 @ 4:00 am - 1:00 pm EDT
Description: Every year, thousands of Americans work with their associations, nonprofits, or companies to meet with their Members of Congress their districts/states. But many participants don’t know what to expect when they meet with their legislator, or their perceptions are shaped by the media. This presentation provides an overview of how meetings can be effective and why, and offers tips for successfully meeting with Members of Congress and their staffs.
This presentation is conducted through a partnership between the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Congressional Management Foundation.
Webinar: Tuesday, March 19, 2019
When: 2:00 pm ET EASTERN
NOTE: Congressional Management Foundation is hosting the webinar and overseeing registration. To register, please click on the link below:
Additional Background Information:
Did you know that April is recognized as Second Chance Month? An estimated 70 million Americans have a criminal record and therefore potentially face an onslaught of collateral consequences – specific legal restrictions, generalized discrimination, and social stigma – leading to barriers to employment, occupational licensing, housing, education, public benefits, immigration status, parental rights, driving rights and voting rights. While research has shown that steady employment is the best way to keep someone from committing another crime, excessive barriers severely limit the prospects of those with a criminal conviction.
NACDL encourages its members to schedule in-district meetings during the April district work period, April 15-27, 2019, in support of Second Chance Month and key federal legislation that would provide relief from collateral consequences. If you are interested, please contact NACDL’s Director of Advocacy at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seth Turner, Director of Citizen Engagement Congressional Management Foundation
Seth Turner oversees CMF’s efforts to improve engagement between citizens and Congress. He directs CMF’s advocacy training initiative, the Partnership for a More Perfect Union, which provides participating advocacy organizations with resources, tools, and training programs to promote and inform meaningful civic engagement between their citizen-supporters and their congressional offices. For more than two decades, Seth served in national nonprofit organizations as a public policy and advocacy professional. Most recently, Seth was Goodwill Industries International’s Senior Director of Government Affairs and Public Policy. In this role, he led Goodwill’s efforts to build its capacity to influence public policy at the local, state, and federal levels. Prior to his eight-year tenure at Goodwill, Seth advocated for other nonprofit networks including the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), the National Youth Employment Coalition (NYEC), and Catholic Charities USA.
Monica L. Reid
Director of Advocacy
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
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