Learn to Be Your Own Lobbyist (And Love It!)

Date: 

Tuesday, March 8, 2016, 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

Ash Center, 124 Mt. Auburn St., Suite 200-North, Cambridge, MA

Part of the Technology and Democracy Workshop Series

With Seamus Kraft, Executive Director, The OpenGov Foundation

Seamus Kraft will teach participants the confidence and cutting-edge tools necessary to bring their First Amendment rights into the Internet Age--and learn how to help others do the same.  Despite the lobbying and influence-peddling that characterizes the modern political landscape, citizens can level the playing field. Participants will weigh in on a real policy currently under consideration, and then experience that same conversation as an elected official and staffer. This workshop is for students with a passion to deliver government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

This workshop is intended for Kennedy School students with the desire to take a hands-on look at the uses and potential of civic technology. Students are expected to come with their own laptop, ready to tackle real-world problems. Please note that space is limited.

Please note that space is limited. RSVP is required to participate in this event.

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About the Series

The Ash Center’s non-resident Technology and Democracy Fellows will design and lead a series of hands-on workshops for Harvard Kennedy School students, co-sponsored by Tech4change. Each workshop will help participants develop their “technological intelligence” and learn skills related to understanding, managing, or creating digital technologies with the potential to improve the quality of democratic governance. Visit ash.harvard.edu to read more and to RSVP (required). Space is limited.