Matthew Hall, Regional Advocacy Director – Panhandle, Raise Your Hand Texas
Sophie Torres, Regional Advocacy Director – San Antonio, Raise Your Hand Texas
Sometimes unusual suspects can make the best allies in advocacy efforts, and building coalitions is an important advocacy skill. This session will explore how to work with external stakeholders, including (but not limited to) civic groups, chambers of commerce, religious congregations, and individual businesses, on legislative priorities. Topics covered will include identifying possible partners, building mutually beneficial relationships, and approaching legislators.