Lesson 1: Using Advocacy to Build an Equitable and Sustainable Food System with Equity Advocates
A useful 101 to get any advocate started! The community and systems-level changes in the food system that many of us are working towards requires public policy. This session will introduce you to the power of and need for advocacy, including why nonprofit staff, community leaders and food systems practitioners can and should be at the policy making table. We will explore the broad range of activities nonprofits can engage in to influence public policy as well as define and differentiate between legislative, regulatory, budgetary and legal advocacy. Finally, the session will include a brief lay of the land in terms of key federal legislation that impacts the food systems and opportunities to engage in advocacy.