The aftermath of the 2016 presidential election, and the apparent demise of respectful discourse left in its wake, has left many people from across the political spectrum wondering, “What can I do now?” Notwithstanding the soundbite and Twitter culture in which we now live, there is all the more need for methods of communicating a point of view with more substance and nuance and less vitriol. The letter to the editor, which may seem quaint in today’s media climate, is read by policymakers, activists, and the public at large and remains a powerful tool to educate, advocate, and mobilize. A persuasive letter to a public official can trigger more than just a form letter response. In this workshop, Maura Fennessy, Government Relations Specialist in the Office of Public Affairs, will share effective methods of advocacy communications.
May 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Room E08, Dillon Court East