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Friday, March 22 • 2:00pm - 3:15pm
How the NY State Legislature Works

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This session is an overview of state politics -- a look behind the scenes at how "3 (now 4?) men in a room" impact our work.  We'll be sharing insights about the culture and dynamics in Albany and using visual aids to clarify the differences between the Assembly, Senate, and Executive.  You'll leave the session with a better sense of who the key players in Albany are, how they relate to each other, and what you need to do to be more effective with staff and elected officials.  Topics covered include: dynamics between the Legislature and the Executive, the importance of grassroots pressure, and where and how to exert influence in Albany.  This session is relevant for folks just beginning to work in Albany, seasoned advocates, and everyone in between.

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Tracie Gardner

Legal Action Center
Tracie M. Gardner joined the Legal Action Center in October of 2000 as Director of New York State Policy.  She coordinates the Center’s lobbying, grassroots organizing, and advocacy work on budget and legislative issues relating to HIV/AIDS, criminal justice, and addiction issues... Read More →
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Maggie Williams

Consultant, Strategic Advisor
Maggie Williams is a strategic advisor for organizational development and legislative advocacy.  Most recently, Maggie founded the Advocacy Institute that provides trainings on legislative advocacy to grassroots organizations in New York City and State.  Maggie is on the Leadership... Read More →

Friday March 22, 2013 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
Main Hall A

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