Thursday, June 28th, 2012
Influence: the action or process of producing effects on the actions, behavior, opinions, etc., of another or others.
Coalitions and the dedicated people who work with them have far-reaching influence in their communities. Working to change laws, regulations, ordinances, and policies is frequently involved.
Policy change is often the fastest way to see population-level impacts and enhance drug-free environments for youth and families. You can make a difference at the local, state and national level.
During the hour-long webcast "Understanding Your Influence", learn how to find your inner advocate and how coalitions can use the power they have to create positive change in their communities. Find out what coalitions can and can't do as far as advocacy and lobbying are concerned. See how changes to laws and policies can improve enforcement, reduce access and availability of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and increase social disapproval of drug use.
- Understand the difference between lobbying and advocating
- Learn what coalitions can and can't do with their funds
- See how statewide and local coalitions change laws and policies
- Gain new insight and communications tools to be an effective