Thursday, November 29, 2012

New Mexico League of Women Voters Invites You to a Lobbying Workshop on Saturday

Bread for the World advocates are experienced in the art and science of connecting with our federal (and many times our state) legislators on issues related to hunger and poverty. But it's always a good thing to get pointers, new ideas and approaches and other useful information.  

This coming Saturday, December 1, the League of Women Voters  of New Mexico is hosting its 2012 Lobbying Workshop at Montezuma Lodge, 431 Paseo de Peralta, in Santa Fe, 10:00 a.m. until noon 

The workshop is free and open to the public. Pre-registration is not required, but you are asked to arrive before 10:00 a.m. to sign up and collect handouts.

The goal of the workshop is to teach interested attendees to be effective in advocating as individual citizens or as members of civic organizations or other groups in interacting with the NM Legislature. Handouts and discussion will also provide information on the legislative process, on lobbyist regulation, and on the tools available on the legislative web site.

The workshop will feature three knowledgeable speakers: 
  • Senator Peter Wirth was elected to the NM House of Representatives in 2004, re-elected in 2006, and since 2008 he has represented Senate District 25 in Santa Fe. 
  • Representative Jimmie Hall has served in the NM House of Representatives since 2004, representing House District 28 in Bernalillo County. 
  • Linda Siegle has been a registered lobbyist in New Mexico since 1992. She specializes in representing non-profits and health care associations.

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