From Protest to Policy

crowd protestAt the 2019 MACo Summer Conference learn about how a call to action becomes policy. Presenters will discuss the framework, efforts, process, media coverage, that goes into forming and advancing grassroots advocacy movements that lead to legislative change.

Title: From Protest to Policy

Description: Every movement has its voice to drive change. In today’s world of social media and 24-hour news cycles, those voices are less centralized and more diverse. So how do you channel collective appeals into coordinated action that makes a difference and allows all voices to be heard? At this session, learn how grassroot advocates and government leaders are tapping into the energy of community members to generate legislative change.

Speakers:

  • Brian Griffiths, Editor-in-Chief, RedMaryland.com
  • Toni Holness, Public Policy Director, ACLU of Maryland
  • Cheryl Bost, President, Maryland State Educators Association (MSEA)
  • Parker Welch, Director of Operations, Maryland Farm Bureau
  • Josh Tulkins, Director, Sierra Club – Maryland Chapter

Moderator: The Honorable Calvin Ball, Howard County Executive

Date/Time: Friday, August 16, 2019; 9:00 am – 10:15 am

The MACo Summer Conference will be held August 14-17 at the Roland Powell Ocean City Convention Center. This year’s theme is “Winds of Change.”

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