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Friday, April 26 • 10:15am - 11:15am
Birddogging 101

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The escalation of activism demands for a middle step between requests and grievances, a form of lobbying that isn't done behind closed doors and truly holds public officials accountable: The answer is a tactic called "Birddogging."


Birddogging is when you ask a public official or aspiring candidate to do something you care about, in person, and in public. Birddoggers apply pressure directly to a target who has the power to give us what we want, and it WORKS! Al Gore was birddogged before issuing support for cheaper AIDS drugs in Africa. McCain was birddogged before he cast his vote that saved the ACA.


In this training, we teach you how to step up and make your legislators work for you: We teach you how to birddog.

Speakers
avatar for Jaron Benjamin

Jaron Benjamin

Vice President for Community Mobilization Advocacy Department, Housing Works, Inc
Jaron Benjamin is the vice president for community mobilization for Housing Works, Inc and is involved in Birddog Nation, a nation-wide effort that stopped the repeal of the Affordable Care Act in 2017. He also coordinates the "Act Now, End AIDS" coalition, a nationwide partnership... Read More →
avatar for Darius Khalil Gordon

Darius Khalil Gordon

National Field Organizer, Center for Popular Democracy
Darius Khalil Gordon is the new National Field Organizer for the Center for Popular Democracy. Part of the Fight Back initiative, Darius plans on bringing his energy and years of experience as a lead organizer for Citizen Action of New York and National Organizer for the Gathering... Read More →


Friday April 26, 2019 10:15am - 11:15am
19th floor Conference Room

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