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Public Engagement Project to Host Online ‘Engaging with Elected Officials’ Training Session Dec. 13

Join the Public Engagement Project and Scholars Strategy Network in a Workshop on the Legislative Process

The UMass Amherst Public Engagement Project (PEP) will present “Engaging with Elected Officials: Bringing Your Research to State Legislators,” an online training session open to UMass Amherst faculty members interested in making a difference in Massachusetts public policy, Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 1 p.m.

Featuring PEP Director Lisa M. Troy and Andrew Pope and Shannon Kelly, experts from Scholars Strategy Network, this training on state legislative sessions will help scholars foster evidence-based legislation and provides practical steps in engaging with elected officials. Participants will learn about state legislatures, the cycle of state legislation and how and when they can engage, and will be given concrete tips on how to track legislation, determine who in government is the proper target for outreach and build relationships with legislators.

The event is co-sponsored by PEP, the School of Public Health and Health Sciences and Scholars Strategy Network. Faculty members interested in participating in the event can register via this online form.