The Lobbying Institute
DC 37 members and retirees at annual
Grassroots Lobbying Institute.
Our annual Lobbying Institute trains hundreds of activists
to effectively express to legislators their views regarding budget and
legislative issues. PAL organizes Lobby Day trips to Albany by rank-and-file
members and leaders to communicate our priorities loud and clear. For
more information, call Political Action and Legislation at (212) 815-1550.
More about the Lobbying Institute
What is the Lobbying Institute?
The Lobbying Institute, which is generally
held in March, is designed to empower members and teach them how to effectively
express their concerns to their legislators either in person, by
phone, or by letter. The program allows members to receive an inside view
of the legislative process and to hear from government officials about
what it is like to be lobbied. The Institute also makes members eligible
to attend the DC 37 Lobby Day in Albany in the spring.
What are AFSCME and DC 37 Lobby Days?
Members are given an opportunity to personally
lobby their elected officials in Albany and hear from the leadership of
District Council 37, the State Senate and Assembly regarding key legislation.
What is the Legislative Conference?
The Legislative Conference marks the
first phase in the development of the political and legislative program
that DC 37 union members will pursue in the upcoming year.
How can I get involved in any of
these conferences or programs sponsored by DC 37?
A month before each conference or program,
the Political Action Department runs an advertisement and coupon in the
union newspaper, Public Employee Press, inviting members to attend. If
members are interested, they submit a coupon to PAL before the posted
deadline. Members will receive confirmation cards a week before the event.