Attend the Advocacy Institute and learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy and law-making in Arizona.
Through panel presentations and issue-specific breakout sessions (see below), nonprofit organizations, community groups and individuals will learn about the mechanics of the legislature, who’s who at the Capitol and what to expect in the 2019 Arizona Legislative Session. Advocacy strategies, message framing and delivery, influencing Arizona power-brokers and how and when to collaborate for maximum impact are just some of the topics explored during this intensive, full day institute to help you get your voice heard by the Arizona legislature!
The advocacy institute will close with a networking reception.
Free | Open to the Public | Lunch Provided
Nonprofit and community groups are especially encouraged to attend!
Luige del Puerto
Associate publisher and editor
Arizona News Service
An award-winning journalist, Luige del Puerto covers state politics and oversees the newsroom of the Arizona Capitol Times. He also manages the business units of Arizona News Service. In addition, del Puerto edits the Yellow Sheet Report and the Legislative Report, Arizona’s premier political tipsheets. He is a native of the Philippines and previously worked in Manila for the nation’s largest daily newspaper, The Philippine Daily Inquirer. At the Inquirer, he covered crime, labor, elections and national security. He was also part of the paper’s special projects team and covered several coup d’état attempts in his home country before moving to the United States in 2006. Del Puerto graduated with honors from the school of journalism at the University of Philippines. He joined the Arizona Capitol Times shortly after moving to Arizona. He has won numerous local and national awards in the U.S. for his reporting about politics, including earning first place for politics and government reporting in the Arizona Press Club’s annual contest.
Breakout Sessions: Participants will attend two breakout sessions. Below is the list of issue-specific and skill-based sessions. Please identify your preferences on your registration form.
- Board members and advocacy
- Child welfare
- Environment and Natural Resources
- Framing your message
- Healthcare/Disabilities/Mental health
- Human Trafficking and domestic assault
- Law enforcement/criminal justice
- Legalities of nonprofit advocacy
- Mechanics of the legislature
- Poverty and homelessness
- Women's health