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Feb. 23, 2016 11:36 am

Here’s how to get legislators to actually listen to you

Our March Impact Solutions meetup will share best practices for getting local legislators and decision makers to take action.

Last month's #ImpSolPHL meetup.

(Photo by Mo Manklang)

The March Impact Solutions meetup will be all about moving mission into policy action.

Both nonprofits and for-profits with a social mission have an interest in pushing forward legislation that supports the good work of the organization. How do you make that happen? Where do you even start? Join us on Wednesday, March 9, to find out. 

Register here

Three speakers will talk about specific ways you can engage as an company and as a network in talking with decision makers:

  • Saleem Chapman, policy and advocacy manager of the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia, will talk about why SBN has created a position specifically to rally members to advocate for sustainable practices, and what they aim to accomplish this year
  • Ron Blount of the Alliance Taxi Co-op will share the story of how the org spent six years of applying, being denied and applying again to be approved by the Philadelphia Parking Authority for a dispatch license for their cooperative taxi company
  • Felicia Bender of Reinvestment Fund will talk tactics on how her organization equips its fundees to talk to legislators — what to say, what not to say, and how to get things done

Follow the conversation on Twitter using the hashtag #ImpSolPHL and RSVP on Meetup.

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Mo Manklang was previously the Community Manager at Generocity. She is VP of the board of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance and cofounder of The Bechdel Test Fest, and she loves exploring the weird side of Philadelphia.

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