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Thursday, March 13 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
I Emailed my Legislator, but do They Care? Getting Real Impact from Online Advocacy

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Is online advocacy in a rut? Many of us have mastered the art of flooding Congress with emails, but studies suggest that legislators don't care. Digital organizers are trying new ideas and new tactics to generate powerful engagement that makes a difference. Hear stories of challenges and triumphs from veteran online campaigners as we tackle the big question: how do we use technology to give our activists real, meaningful ways to create change in the world?

Attendees will walk away with: 1) An understanding of the limitations and shortcomings of traditional online advocacy; 2) Examples of campaigns that have used online to create real-world impact; 3) Exciting ideas for where the future of online advocacy might be going, and new tactics to try. 


Jesse Bacon

Environmental Action
father of a 3 year old. Contrary to rumors I am not a rabbi. I grew up in a town of 1000 people in Wisconsin, and before that I was born in the same town as First Dude Todd Palin. I have also lived in Chicago and Seattle.

Michael Grenetz

Director of Digital Innovation, Sierra Club
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Katy Kiefer

Activist Network Coordinator, Food & Water Watch
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Jo Miles

Online Engagement Strategist, Food & Water Watch

Thursday March 13, 2014 10:30am - 12:00pm EDT
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