FWDMonthly – Advocacy 101


April 29, 2015 at 7pm


Assemble Shared Office
1165 N Clark St
Chicago, IL 60610
United States


Antonio Garcia

(331) 200-9399

Join us this April 29th for FWDMonthly in which you will learn about advocacy in Chicago's tech community.

FWDMonthly is your local Chapter meeting held once a month to explore different topics at the intersection of tech and politics.

Guest mentors invited by FWD.us and organizers will share their expertise on recent developments in immigration policy, and how it affects the high-tech sector. Afterwards, you will break into project teams to tackle specific challenges.

From devising innovative ways to connect constituents to Congress to amplifying compelling local narratives, your efforts will be critical to passing immigration reform!

About Venue

We are excited to have our meeting at the beautiful Assemble Shared Office space. Assemble is the first -- and only -- shared office in Gold Coast/Old Town, Assemble gives you everything you need to communicate, collaborate, and get the job done. Private glass-walled offices in a beautiful loft space present dramatic city views, all ideally located in the best neighborhoods. With free-to-use amenities and a tight-knit community of driven professionals, Assemble shows that an office can be much more than just work; with Assemble, inspiration is simply part of the workspace. The West Loop location will be opening in early May.

Please contact Tiffani Monreal, Community manager, for a private tour.


7:00-7:30 Open Networking

Get to know our members of the Chicago tech advocacy community and FWD.us staff

7:30-7:45 Policy Updates

Chicago's FWD.us organizers give you an update over what has happened during the month at the intersection of tech and policy.

7:45-8:15 Information Session

    • Back to Basics: How a bill becomes a law How to be an effective advocate
    • Reaching out to your local MOC
    • Letter/Email/Phone Call Intercepting Town Halls Scheduling MOC Meetings
    • FWD.us Advocacy tools
    • FWD Chapters
      • Dem
      • 2.0
      • CoFounders
    • Lay out ‘curriculum’ of future trainings, such as story of self training, etc.

8:15-8:45 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project

Assign Control of project teams led by ambassadors and volunteers

8:45-9:00 Project Share

Present what your project team created and learn what other project teams are doing.

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