Experienced lobbyists from member organizations of the Equality State Policy Center will lead a lobbyist training workshop from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jan. 30, at the Plains Hotel in Cheyenne.

Registration or the ESPC’s 2015 Citizen Lobbyist Training is now open here.

This year’s training will be focused on helping non-professional lobbyists (that is, citizen lobbyists) to be effective in Cheyenne. Topics for the training include:

— How ideas become a bills and how those bills become law.
— Using the Legislature’s web site.
— How to be an effective citizen lobbyist from home.
— How to be an effective citizen lobbyist in person.
— Testifying before a Legislative committee.
— Citizen lobbying from a Legislator’s perspective.

The workshop includes a “mocktail party” where participants can develop and hone their message while practicing with experienced lobbyists. The workshop will end with guided small-group tours of the Capitol.

The cost of the training is $50 and includes lunch. A limited number of scholarships are available. Send an email to jreasoner@equalitystate.org or call (307) 472-5939 for more information on how to qualify.

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