2020 Advocacy Webinar  – Impacting Local Decision Making

September 17, 2020
5:30pm – 6:45pm

For our first ever webinar we focus on the importance and power of grassroots advocacy, how to effectively reach out to and communicate with local decision makers, and strategies and techniques for success. Using the current effort to list the Joshua Tree as a California endangered species as the backdrop for our presentations, this webinar will offer the buildblocks for advocacy on any local issue.

Attendees will get an introduction in how to:

  • Mobilize, frame the issue, and make an effective pitch to elected leaders and agency official
  • Understand the California Endangered Species Act (CESA), review the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and learn about the petition process for the Joshua Tree.


  • Chris Carrillo, Esq., former Field Representative for Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Deputy Chief of Staff for Supervisor James Ramos
  • Tim Krantz, Professor of Environmental Studies, University of Redlands


Chris Carrillo PowerPoint Presentation

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