LeadingAge is hosting a three-part advocacy webinar series designed to help leaders of color become involved in advocacy, understand the process at the state and federal levels, and examine the importance of their unique perspective in public policy and advocacy.
Session Two: Let’s Talk About State Advocacy
Effective advocacy at the state level is becoming more important with each passing year. This webinar will help you understand how state advocacy works, how it impacts providers of aging services, and how people at all levels of an aging services organization can become engaged in advocacy. Leaders of color will reflect on their advocacy journeys and will describe how they navigated the advocacy process; the types of advocacy work they pursued; and the practical benefits they, their team members, and residents/clients experienced. LeadingAge state executives will share examples of their advocacy work, explore the importance of building relationships with state legislators and Governor’s office staff, and discuss their engagement with U.S. state senators and congressmen about issues related to their communities.
Ginny Helms – President and CEO, LeadingAge Georgia
Erica Thrash-Sall – Executive Director, McFarlan Charitable Corporation, managed by Presbyterian Villages of Michigan