Training: Advocacy & the Voter’s Choice Act

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Date(s) - 03/06/2018
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Congregation Beth Shalom of Napa Valley

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Changing policies and legislation at the local, state and federal levels impact our community in numerous ways. Now more than ever, it is important for community leaders in the nonprofit, faith based and education sectors to understand their rights and responsibilities concerning advocacy to benefit children, youth and families. Upon completion of the training, participants will be able to utilize “lessons learned” locally with the implementation of the new Voter’s Choice Act legislation, which will affect how we vote in Napa County in the 2018 elections.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 Two Sessions: 9:00 – 11:30am & 1:00 – 3:30pm Congregation Beth Shalom 1455 Elm St. Napa , CA 94559

Participants will learn:

  • Information about the Voter’s Choice Act legislation, resulting in a new voting process in Napa County and how to educate your clients about how and where to vote.
  • How to engage in public policy advocacy affecting your sector.
  • The range of advocacy activities available to nonprofits, educators and faith based organizations, including the definition of “lobbying” and several powerful exceptions to that definition.
  • Strategies for expanding capacity to influence public policy, including participation in candidate elections.
  • The tools and opportunities that the federal tax code provides for nonprofit organizations, including funders and grantees exempt under Section 501(c)(3).
  • How charities may calculate how much lobbying the tax code allows them to do, and how to maximize the impact of the funding they have available for lobbying.

Eric Gorovitz, Principal at Adler & ColvinEric Gorovitz

Mr. Gorovitz’s practice spans the full range of nonprofit and tax-exempt legal issues, with emphasis on political advocacy and nonprofit corporate governance. Mr. Gorovitz has served as Director of the West Coast office of Alliance for Justice; Policy Director at the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, the Million Mom March, and the Trauma Foundation.

RSVP Here (Required) by 2/23/18 Contact: Stephanie Davis 707-490-4686

Who should attend? This training is specifically designed for Executive Directors, Board Members, Faithbased Leaders, Administrators, Superintendents and Principals.
 Limit of four participants per organization

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