As many of us know, it is not just about what you say, but how you say it.
We can agree that the state budget is an important issue, but often times eyes glaze over when we talk about it. This can be because people do not understand the budget and find it much more enthralling to talk policy.
However, it is important to realize that most policy decisions are made through the budget process. For example, you cannot create policy on education, without first knowing how much money will be allocated towards the area for each budget year. Creating that budget is the first step.
If we want to advocate for an issue, we need to learn how to plug into the annual budget cycle. Furthermore, we need to make the connection between investing in public goods and the budget itself, and then be able to communicate that connection to folks in our communities and policymakers at the state level.
Join us Wednesday, April 30 for “Getting Michigan’s Priorities Straight: How to Communicate Effectively About Investing in Public Goods”! The training will be held at two locations:
State Capitol in Lansing, MI- Room 426 from 11:30a-12:30p, for legislators and staff
Gethsamane Baptist Church from 4:30-6:30p, located at 29066 Eton Street in Westland, MI. 48186, open to the general public
This event is free. If you have questions or would like to RSVP, please contact: Nathan@prioritiesmichigan.org