Birddogging is a tactic used to directly engage or confront candidates and elected officials on important issues at public events. Using specifically-crafted questions, the successful birddog forces candidates and electeds to reveal their position on an issue and commit to an answer, publicly. Birddogging lets our reps know how important these issues are to the people they represent. During this training, participants will learn how to share their stories in a way that gets decision makers to respond. Hosted in partnership with the Center for Popular Democracy.
This birddogging training in collaboration with the Center for Popular Democracy is part of the Campaign for New York Health's story-based Healthcare for ALL Action Training Series:
Healthcare Storytelling - Monday, October 4th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Birddogging: Get Them On Record - Monday, October 18th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Twitter for Advocacy - Monday, November 8th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Healthcare Storytelling - Tuesday, November 9th, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Letters to the Editor - Monday, November 22nd, 6:00pm-7:30pm
During all of these trainings, we will share and practice skills that you can apply to your own advocacy and organizing and to help others be stronger advocates in the fight for healthcare for all. RSVP to reserve your spot!
Each training lasts approximately 1.5 hours and will be conducted using Zoom video conference (video is optional though encouraged).
See full trainings descriptions here: https://bit.ly/CNYHtrainings2021
Questions? Contact Ursula Rozum: [email protected]
Please RSVP and spread the word! Registration will be capped to 30 participants. Participate in all of the trainings or you can pick and choose which training/s to attend.
Training participants who successfully complete two trainings will receive a t-shirt and a certificate acknowledging their accomplishment.
The Campaign for New York Health's strategy to grow the movement needed to win universal healthcare is grounded in sharing our healthcare stories. Sharing our healthcare stories is part of every pressure tactic we’ll undertake in the coming year as we push for a vote on the New York Health Act: lobby visits, in the press, at rallies, in social media campaigns, when we are recruiting our coworkers and neighbors to take action and get involved. Stories are how we understand that winning healthcare for all is a fight for our lives. RSVP here for all of our upcoming advocacy trainings.