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Webinar: Introduction to Civic Engagement and Issue Advocacy for Sustainability Leaders

Monday, Mar 16, 2020

12:00pm – 1:00pm

The American Sustainable Business Council, in collaboration with Local First, West Michigan Sustainable Business Forum and SMSBF is pleased to provide this
introductory webinar on increasing civic engagement and issue advocacy.

If civic engagement and advancing policy aligned with sustainable business principles is of interest to you, don’t miss this webinar. Designed for business leaders who want to learn about positively impacting their communities and workforces, this webinar promises to provide the knowledge you’ll need to more effectively engage and advocate.

As a natural extension of a commitment to sustainability and community, targeted involvement in local and state policy discussions can deliver a substantial impact on behalf of Michigan workers and the environment. With a clear understanding of civic engagement and issue advocacy tools, business leaders who value sustainable practices and social justice will find themselves better able to positively impact their communities and workforces.

This webinar will cover:
Lobbying 101: ASBC Executive Vice President Thomas Oppel will demystify what it is and how it’s done.

Understanding the Influence of Michigan Business Leaders: Andy Leavitt of Khoury Johnson Leavitt will explain how policy decisions are made in Michigan and highlight potential changes relevant to the creation of a just and sustainable Michigan economy.

Key issues: ASBC Michigan coordinator Marta Johnson will give an update on the organization’s top issues for 2020.

Getting Started: Learn how to become more active and influential in a way that matches your comfort level and interests.

This online workshop is free and open to all business leaders and professionals regardless of member affiliation.

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