7400 Scott Hamilton Dr
Little Rock, AR 72209
Co-Hosted by Arkansas Public Policy Panel and Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
Led by: Kerri Sernel, Outreach Director, Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families
and Bill Kopsky, Executive Director, Arkansas Public Policy Panel
Type: In-person workshop
Cost: Free- James E. Harris Scholarships
We often do not consider how what happens at the state government affects the people and missions we serve. State government makes critical funding decisions on a wide-range of issues important to Arkansans including: EBT (food stamps), conservation of wild lands, healthcare, preservation of historical places, roads, public education, promotion of local artists, prisons, and economic development, just to name a few.
In this three-hour workshop, you will learn about the state tax and budget issues affecting Arkansans and learn about the state budget process.
9:00-9:10 Welcome and The Value of Advocating for Your Mission and Clients
9:10-9:40 State Budget and Tax Issues- Through the Eyes of an Arkansan and How Working on Budget Issues Can Advance Your Mission
9:40-10:10 How to Build an Advocacy Campaign
10:20-11:50 The Budget Pie and State Budget Process
11:50-12:00 Closing statements
About the presenters:
Prior to joining Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families in 2014, Kerri Michael Sernel served as development and marketing director for Just Communities of Arkansas. Her previous experience included working with allied professionals to create a coordinated community response to domestic violence; grant-writing and program development; and policy advocacy impacting women and children on the statewide level.
Bill Kopsky is the Executive Director of the Arkansas Public Policy Panel. APPP is a statewide organization dedicated to achieving social and economic justice by organizing citizen groups around the state, educating and supporting them to be more effective and powerful, and linking them with one another in coalitions and networks.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.