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Written by Elias Wondimu   
Sunday, 06 May 2007

Prof. Al G. MariamInstructor Name: Prof. Alemayehu G. Mariam, Professor of Political Science at the California State University, San Bernardino and Attorney-at-Law 

Course Level: Introductory to Intermediate

Course Length: Three hours (tentative with possibility for 4)

Course Title: Legislative Grassroots Advocacy and Lobbying

Course Description:

This short training program is intended to provide guidance and help develop basic communication skills with state/federal legislative representatives in the context of a grassroots campaign.


Among the topics to be covered include meeting with your legislators, communicating and building long-term relationships with them and their staff, effective letter writing and other mass mobilization advocacy strategies, grassroots advocacy techniques on Capitol Hill or other state legislative venues, and application of effective advocacy tools to persuade legislators to support speicifc outcomes.


There are many grassroots advocacy materials online which can be used to prepare for this course.


Upon completing this course, participants should have a better understanding of legislative grassroots advocacy. Participants should be familiar with basic advocacy tools and acquire develop sufficient skills to undertake legislative communication with confidence.


Features of this course:

  • Students will receive a printed copy of instructor notes
  • Instructor available for Q&A following the course
  • Reading material and Bibliography will be available after class
Job roles this course is applicable to:
Grassroots advocacy/lobbying at the state and federal legislative levels
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