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Workshops

Announcing the workshops at the next We the People Summit on March 31st, 2018!

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  • Arizona Elections 101
  • Be Your Own Advocate: Crafting Your Story
  • Campaign 101 and How You Can Make a Difference
  • Deputy Registrar Certification Program
  • Get Out the Vote!
  • Gun Violence Beyond the Rhetoric
  • Holding Your Own with the Media
  • Lessons Learned from the 2017 Virginia Elections – the Grassroots Connection
  • Me, You and #MeToo
  • “Our First Words”
  • Pajama Party Activism
  • Persuasion, Empowerment, and Motivation
  • Political Party Activism
  • Poll Watching
  • Securing Your Digital Identity
  • Show Me the Money
  • Take the Initiative
  • The Art and Craftivism Center
  • The Other Wall
  • The State of Saving Our Schools in Arizona
  • Voter Suppression: What is it, How to recognize it, What to do about it.
  • Youth and Activism

Workshop Descriptions

Arizona Elections 101:
This is the basic information about how to vote in Arizona. We will bust common myths and talk about some of Arizona’s quirks. This is a great opportunity for new voters to ask questions! Taught by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
Be Your Own Advocate: Crafting Your Story:
Craft your story to get the attention of the media, legislators and the public. Your voice can make a difference for your cause – use it!
Campaign 101 and How You Can Make a Difference:
This session will explain what happens on a campaign and the type of roles and work volunteers can do to make a positive difference in election results. We will also walk through an exercise that will help attendees think about how they would like to best use their time and energy to help make campaigns successful and what their next steps would be to get involved.
Deputy Registrar Certification Program:
Deputy Registrars are the official volunteers of the Maricopa County Elections Department. They assist the office with voter registration and education activities across Maricopa County. This class covers the basic information on how to register voters. This is one part of the certification process to become a Deputy Registrar. Taught by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
Be Your Own Advocate: Crafting Your Story:
Craft your story to get the attention of the media, legislators and the public. Your voice can make a difference for your cause – use it!
Campaign 101 and How You Can Make a Difference:
This session will explain what happens on a campaign and the type of roles and work volunteers can do to make a positive difference in election results. We will also walk through an exercise that will help attendees think about how they would like to best use their time and energy to help make campaigns successful and what their next steps would be to get involved.
Deputy Registrar Certification Program:
Deputy Registrars are the official volunteers of the Maricopa County Elections Department. They assist the office with voter registration and education activities across Maricopa County. This class covers the basic information on how to register voters. This is one part of the certification process to become a Deputy Registrar. Taught by the Maricopa County Recorder’s Office.
Get Out the Vote!:
What GOTV means and how to do it – led by Mia Familia Vota, ONE Arizona, and CASE
Gun Violence Beyond the Rhetoric:
Go beyond the headlines to learn the real facts of gun violence in America and the future of GVP movement.
Holding Your Own with the Media:
From the perspective of the person who does not get asked on Sunday Squareoff: How to speak to reporters, how to project past social media suppression algorithms to get out of your bubble.
Lessons Learned from the 2017 Virginia Elections – the Grassroots Connection:
From the guide that people are calling the “Indivisible Guide to Campaigns” Sharon Shutler and her team from Virginia will come share the lessons they learned. If you are a group leader, don’t miss this special class. To see a preview, download the 24 page Report at http://virginiagrassroots.org/lessonslearned/
Me, You and #MeToo:
How should we talk about sexual violence? Our own experiences of harassment or assault? How do we talk to men and boys about sexual violence? Join us for a discussion about the ways we do, can, and should talk about #MeToo and sexual violence.
“Our First Words”:
Understanding our Nation’s founding documents without the ideological or partisan spin.
Pajama Party Activism:
Be the envy of your neighborhood! Learn how to host a successful phone bank/texting event at your house. Tupperware optional.
Persuasion, Empowerment, and Motivation:
How to speak with voters and how to move them to support your initiative, cause or position.
Political Party Activism:
The grassroots foundation of all recognized political parties in Arizona is the Precinct Committeeperson (PC). As outlined in the Arizona constitution, the power in the party resides with the PCs. PCs determine the direction and platform of the party. Learn how political parties are structured in the state and how you can become an elected PC in 2018.
Poll Watching:
We have the right to vote by law but does it work in reality? Learn about how political parties and non-profit organizations monitor polling places to ensure that everyone’s right to vote is protected and how you, as a volunteer, can help ensure that voting rights are protected at the polling place.
Securing Your Digital Identity:
A Cybersecurity checklist to secure groups and campaigns from outside threats.
Show Me the Money:
Not Fearing the Ask – Fundraising for your cause/candidate
Take the Initiative:
Hit the streets and support initiative campaigns, both behind the scenes and at the door.
The Art and Craftivism Center:
Stand Indivisible has created a place where you can hang out with friends, re-energize or relax from the day’s sessions and activities. While here, experience how Art influences our values and culture and join in the fun of craft activism (craftivism) with our new nationwide paper daisy chain project representing inclusiveness..
The Other Wall:
Create a firewall between candidates and advocacy groups so that you do not unintentionally violate campaign finance laws and hurt the cause. Taught by James E. Barton II, Esq.
The State of Saving Our Schools in Arizona:
Presented by Save Our Schools Arizona
Voter Suppression: What is it, How to recognize it, What to do about it.:
The two panelists will discuss the practical implications of voter suppression tactics and how they are targeted specifically to disempower the most vulnerable groups, specifically African Americans and Hispanics, and other groups expected to vote progressive. An ongoing lawsuit regarding the disenfranchisement attacks on Native Americans affecting Arizona will illuminate existing efforts to minimize indigenous rights. Our role in recognizing and stopping these attacks is important to understand and act on.
Youth and Activism:
Led by current Youth Leaders, including Jordan Harb from PHX March For Our Lives, learn how to make your voice heard and make a difference as a young person. The panel will cover the basics of youth organizing and strategies existing organizations can take to amplify the youth voice.
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