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COVID-19. Unemployment. George Floyd. Monuments. 2020 Election. Sounds like it’s time for a little Advocacy 101 presented by Bon Secours.

It’s no secret a lot of people are feeling helpless right now in the face of rapidly moving headlines. You can take action and we want to help. One person can make a difference, and as our community and our state moves toward the November election and 2021, There is an art to advocacy. In this 8-hour class (over two days), we’ve assembled some of the best minds in the Southeast to teach you what you need to make a difference at the local, state, or federal level.

Last year’s class was amazing, and the best part for this year is that we’ll be doing a virtual class this year! From Seneca to Myrtle Beach, Hilton Head to Indianland, we have you covered. We’re set for Friday, August 28th and Friday, September 4th from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Getting people involved in the process is a passion of ours because democracy works better when we’re all involved. Thank you to these seven friends of mine for helping me advance our mission:

  • Tyler Jones: CEO of Speak Strategic, campaign manager for Congressman Joe Cunningham
  • Wesley Donehue: CEO of PUSH Digital, one of the nation’s leading political digital firms
  • Amanda Loveday: COO of NP Strategy, and former Executive Director of the SC Democratic Party
  • Antjuan Seawright: CEO of Blueprint Strategy, Senior Advisor to Democratic National Committee and Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, CBS News political contributor
  • Chip Felkel: CEO of the Felkel Group and RAP Index, the nation’s leading advocacy software
  • Matt Moore: Managing Partner of First Tuesday Strategies and Former Chairman of the SC Republican Party
  • Ellen Weaver: Founding President of the Palmetto Promise Institute, one of SC’s leading thinktanks

TOPICS (scheduled)

  • How a Bill Becomes A Law: Why Schoolhouse Rock was Wrong
  • Develop Your Advocacy Strategy
  • How to Build and Spend Political Capital
  • Digital Advocacy
  • Building a Coalition
  • Influencing Local Government
  • How to Educate vs. Advocate

We’ll see you in August.