The Power of You: A GFWC Advocacy Training Series

Earlier in 2023, GFWC offered a remote webinar series, The Power of You: A GFWC Advocacy Training Series. As part of GFWC’s Strategic Plan Public Awareness efforts to raise visibility through program connections, maximize general advocacy efforts, and train the Board of Directors and general membership in civic engagement strategies with government officials, the 2022-2024 Legislation and Public Policy Committee created the advocacy series .

The webinar series started January 19 and concluded February 23, every Thursday at 7 pm ET. Each webinar consisted of 45 minutes for presentation, followed by 15 minutes for Q&A. Clubwomen were given the option to participate in all the webinars or select individually. The recordings of the webinars are listed below. Click on title to access the recording(s) of interest.

Jan. 19: Power Up: Elements of Advocating  presented by Juliet Casper, Chairman
Topics covered: Basics of advocacy and connections to GFWC Resolutions, supporting issues, and advocating at the local level activities.

Jan. 26: Power Up: Legislative Action Center (LAC) is for Me  presented by Darrell Jones, GFWC Programs Manager; and moderated by Juliet Casper, Chairman
Topics covered: Using the LAC to advocate for GFWC and Affiliate Organizations and utilizing the LAC for individual state advocacy.

Feb. 2: Power Up: Legislation and Leadership  presented by Deb Bryant, GFWC Legislative Consultant; Juliet Casper, Chairman; and Committee members
Topics covered: GFWC legislative successes in 2020-2022 and the 2022-2024 GFWC legislative priorities and alerts.

Feb. 9, 16, and 23: Power Up: Partners toward Progress (Part 1), (Part 2), and (Part 3) presented by GFWC Affiliate Organizations and moderated by Darrel Jones, GFWC Programs Manager
Topics covered: Putting GFWC Resources to work for Affiliate Organizations and the Affiliate Organizations share advocacy efforts on behalf of their organizations.