Supporting the Movement for Black Lives Policy Platform: A SURJ Legislative Advocacy Workshop

Vision_for_BL.pngLooking for new ways to show up for racial justice? Interested in how we can build our capacity and leverage our grassroots power to support the Movement for Black Lives Policy platform and the legislative priorities of our POC partners?


Please join the SURJ Policy Working Group for an interactive legislative advocacy workshop. Participants will leave with a deeper understanding of how the legislative process works in California, including how to track bills, lobby your legislator and bring your voice to the political process.  All levels of experience are welcome!


In addition to practicing new skills and learning how lobby visits fit into the legislative process, we will hear from special guests Justin Rausa, Senior Field Representative for Assemblymember Rob Bonta, on the power of constituent office visits and Zoe Wilmott, the Manager of Advocacy and Programs from Essie Justice Group, on the journey of SB10, California Money Bail Reform Act of 2017 and the role lobby visits play in campaign strategy.


Please RSVP as space is limited. We're asking for addresses so we can break participants into districts for future lobby visits.


For more information contact:

Corri Frohlich <>

Andy Spivack <>


Accessibility Information:

Building Accessibility: There are two entrances to Sierra Club Office building on Webster and 21st both of which are accessible for mobility devices. The building has an elevator, and the kitchen space, conference room, and restrooms can also all accommodate mobility devices.

Scents: The Sierra Clubs space endeavors to offer a scent free environment; however as the Club is currently transitioning towards the use of only scent free products, we cannot guarantee an entirely scent free space. We ask everyone to please come to the workshop fragrance free to support access for folks who experience multiple chemical sensitivities and allergies. This means using only body products and laundry detergent that say fragrance free or unscented on the label and do not have scented ingredients.

Restrooms: Restrooms are currently labeled in a gender-binary way. The Sierra Club is working on changing this and has an office policy that all restrooms are available to anyone, regardless of lived or perceived gender identity. We ask that folks choose the restroom that is right for them, and that no one question a person's chosen restroom.




December 02, 2017 at 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Sierra Club
2101 Webster St
Suite 1300
Oakland, CA 94612
United States
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Corri Frohlich ·
Allison Dikanovic Walid Khoury Jonathan Feingold David Thompson Paul Himmelstein Gwen McElhattan Liz Jacobs Kelly DeForest Nereida Heller Lisa Carey Kasey Brenner Lila Frisher Joe Scarry Ken Fisher Alan Webb Michael Cross David Dean Elizabeth Connely Felicia Gustin Lynn Davidson Jordana Fuchs-Chesney dayna rose Heather Appel Prima Barischoff Jasmin Soltani Alegra Dashielle Stefanie Wilson Kyla Cole Valerie Francisco Vera Leone Debra Taube Jessica Kelly Debbie Toth Sara Allen June Lin

Will you come?