Do you care about Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency and Green Schools?
Want to see more green building measures in the 2011 TX Legislative Session?
Participate in our 2010 Advocacy Day, May 18th!
We will be holding a "local" state Advocacy Day to talk to our state representatives and senators about green building for the next legislative session. At this event, members will gather in the morning for advocacy training and practice, and then head out in teams to appointments with state elected officials at their local offices. Don't worry if you don't know what to do-we will give you all the tools you need to communicate effectively. So come on out, have fun, and speak up on your favorite issue!
The day will start at 8:30 am at the United Way Community Resource Center at a training session with experienced Advocacy trainer with the League of Women Voters, Laura Blackburn. Donuts and coffee will be provided. The training ends at 10:30 am, when advocates in small groups will drive themselves to the offices of their state representatives and senators, armed with the training and a one-page list of USGBC legislative priorities for the coming year.
To make this day work, we need your help! Legislators are much more likely to open their doors to their constituents-that's you, if you live in their district. We're asking you to commit to contacting your state representative and senator right away to ask for an appointment on May 18th. If you don't know what to say, we'll help you. (Don't know who your representatives are? Click here
If you're interested and want to know more, please respond as soon as possible and we'll help you get started. Contact Julie Hendricks - Julieh@kirksey.com