Friday, January 09, 2015

Faith-Based Organizations Offer Advocacy Training in Santa Fe on Sunday

The 60-day session of the New Mexico State Legislature is just around the corner (starting on January 20). Three of our state's most prominent faith-based organizations--Interfaith Worker Justice, Interfaith Power and Light, and Lutheran Advocacy Ministry(LAM)--have joined together to offer an advocacy training session this coming Sunday, January 11, 1:30-4:00 p.m., at Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Santa Fe, corner of Barcelona and Galisteo (Map

The session, which is open to beginners and experienced advocates, provides information on Best practices for the greatest impact, including these four topics:
  • Navigating the State Legislature Web site
  • Framing the moral, ethical and spiritual imperative. 
  • Advancing the issues you want to work on. 
  • Overview of legislation expected at this 60-day session
The presenters are familiar names Ruth Hoffman (LAM), Sr. Joan Brown (Interfaith Power & Light), and Rev.Holly Beaumont (Interfaith Worker Justice). Hoffman is also a participant in the Interfaith Hunger Coalition. The coalition met with a handful of legislators and candidates last spring and summer.  Pictured above are Rep. Monica Youngblood (with Rev. Phil Wangberg) and Rep. G. Andrés Romero (with Judy Messal of All Saints Luthearn Church).

The sessions are free, but an RSVP is requested to
RSVP to if you are in Albuquerque and would like to carpool.

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