Meeting Archive:
Advocacy in an Election Year for PFLAG Leaders: Your Voice Can Change the World

Meeting Description:
The midterms will be here soon. The urgency of the upcoming election is already dominating the headlines and your social media news feed. And while PFLAGers have always been legislative advocates, it can be tough for chapter leaders to understand how to engage in the political process in ways that comply with 501 (c) 3 advocacy guidelines.
Whether you're a seasoned advocate with your legislators on speed dial, or if you're excited but intimidated, this session will help build your skills, educate others, and fine-tune your efforts.
In this workshop you’ll:
  • Review the Dos and Don’ts of political advocacy for PFLAG chapters and members

  • Discuss effective tactics for grass roots advocacy such as voter registration drives, candidate forums, and information sharing

  • Learn more about direct lobbying activities and how PFLAG leaders can help chapter members be powerful advocates for change at the local, state, and federal level

  • Review game-changing ballot initiatives, elections, and states to watch in November
There will be plenty of time for Q&A so bring your questions!   
Date: Tue, Jul 24, 2018
Time: 08:30 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Jamie Henkel
 Presenter Information
Jamie Henkel
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Jamie Henkel is the Learning & Inclusion Manager at PFLAG National. She joined the PFLAG National staff in April 2008 as Operations Associate. Prior to her time at PFLAG she completed two internships with the Richmond Peace Education Center and Hope in the Cities. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA, where she majored in Political Science and International Studies with a concentration in Social Justice Studies. She also received her Master’s Degree in Political Science from George Mason University.

Diego Sanchez
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Diego Sanchez is Director of Advocacy, Policy, & Parternships at PFLAG National.  He was Senior Policy Advisor to Congressman Barney Frank through his retirement in January 2013 and made history as the first openly transgender person to work as a senior legislative staffer on Capitol Hill, the first to testify before Congress in the first hearing on Transgender Employment Discrimination in 2008 and the first openly trans person appointed to the DNC Platform Committee. With 20 award-winning years in global Fortune 500 companies, Diego earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Georgia, where today he serves on the Alumni Advisory Board.