Training session at Montclair Meeting, June 17

Emily Wirzba

The Friends’ Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) is sending staff member Emily Wirzba to Montclair Meeting on Saturday, June 17, from 1-4 PM to train all those interested in “Engaging N.J Legislators in bipartisan Dialogue about Climate Change, “ This is a training we requested, on the Quaker way of lobbying, and while our local representative (R) Rodney Frelinghuysen may be one focal point, and climate change is the focal topic for the training, the principles taught and skills learned will be applicable to all of our legislators, and other topic of concern.

FCNL seeks, through sustained engagement on the local and national level, to shape policy outcomes to better reflect the values of Friends around the country.

Here are some of the questions that this workshop hopes to answer:

  • How do we shape public narratives about climate change at a time of extreme political division?
  • What is transformational about relationship building for policy change?
  • Why is persistent citizen lobbying from a place of faith so important, despite the lack of action on climate change?

Come to this workshop to learn:

  • How to effectively lobby!
  • How to build a coalition and set up a meeting with your elected officials.
  • Why the NJ Representatives are critical for bipartisan climate action.

Montclair Meeting is located at 289 Park St., Upper Montclair, NJ 07043. For questions or to let us know you plan to come, call Margaret at 973-744-5025 or email margwhite@comcast.net