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2022 Elections & Food Advocacy Training
April 13, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Help ensure candidates discuss food system issues!
Over the past six years, The Collaborative has educated elected officials, from city councilors to the Governor’s administration, about policy changes needed to make the local food system more sustainable, equitable, and resilient. We’ve done this through advocacy campaigns, introducing bills or budget items, facilitating the founding of the legislative Food System Caucus, and engaging candidates for public office during election years.
The Collaborative will be working with local organizations to educate candidates running for state representative and senator in the 2022 state elections. The Collaborative believes in building the capacity of community-based organizations to engage in advocacy, and will partner with them to engage candidates running for state representative and senator in competitive races to educate the candidates in discussions about food system issues, as a way of building power together.
The first training for community-based organizations to engage in the elections project will be held on April 13th at 12pm. If you are with a community-based organization that would like to help educate your future elected officials on food system issues, please register for the Zoom link here. The Collaborative is particularly interested in working with organizations in and adjacent to districts with competitive races – where there are more than one candidate running for an elected office. This project will not endorse any candidates for election.
The Collaborative will host another training in May for those who are not able to make the April session. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to Becca Miller to be notified about future trainings, and with any questions on this project.