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Civic Skills Training Class In Fremont Wednesday

By master · October 10th, 2011 · No Comments

Learn how to get involved and influence city and state laws at a free civics training class on Wednesday, October 12, 1:30 – 2:30pm.

The Seattle Free School and Knowledge As Power, a nonprofit aimed at helping citizens engage more effectively in the lawmaking process, are hosting an hour-long civic skills training course. Sarah Schacht, the executive director of Knowledge As Power will be leading the course at the Fremont Library (731 N. 35th St.).

With the ever-increasing amount of communication legislators have to sort through, it can be difficult to get your voice heard. Knowledge As Power provides effective techniques and free technology for civic involvement so that the citizens of Seattle can become more informed, engaged, and effective at any level of government. After an overview of how the legislative process works, the nonpartisan training is focused on providing techniques to effectively communicate and influence the decisions of lawmakers.

Some techniques covered in the class include crafting effective advocacy emails, engaging in follow-up communications, and using simple technology tools to track legislation and make messages personalized and effective.

The class is free and you can register here.

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