WEBINAR- Lobbying and Advocacy in an Election Year

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM

Learn the difference between lobbying and advocacy and the rules to follow when engaging with candidates during an election year!

It is crucial for organizations to be able to engage in advocacy with elected officials and the public so their priorities will get the attention and resources they need. Join the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition (MHAC) and the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation (OSPF) on June 4, as we partner to host a presentation by Abby Levine, Director of the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice.

With the November election on the horizon, this information comes at a critical time. The presentation will provide participants with the tools and information necessary to navigate lobbying and advocacy on behalf of their respective organizations, and it will explain the rules for engaging with candidates during an election year.


Register in Advance for this webinar: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1UTYENo-SVm_apQadoBSZA

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Abby Levine serves as Director of the Bolder Advocacy Program at Alliance for Justice.  She provides legal guidance that encourages grantmakers to support advocacy and other nonprofit organizations to participate in policymaking decisions through an understanding of federal tax and election law.  Abby’s work includes creating curriculum, teaching workshops, providing technical assistance, writing plain-language legal guides, and describing federal legislative and regulatory developments that impact nonprofits.

Prior to joining Alliance for Justice in 2004, Abby served as the Public Policy Analyst at the National Council of Nonprofit Associations (NCNA). At NCNA, Abby monitored and analyzed issues affecting the nonprofit sector, such as challenges to nonprofit tax exemptions and advocacy, state budget cuts, government grants streamlining, and corporate governance.

Before working at NCNA, Abby was an associate in the tax department at Squire, Sanders & Dempsey in Cleveland, Ohio, and proudly worked with the ACLU of Ohio. (B.A., American University; J.D., Case Western Reserve University School of Law)



This webinar is brought to you by the Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation and the Mental Health & Addiction Advocacy Coalition