Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD)

Save the date! Friday, March 12, 2021 12- 2:45pm 

Theme: "Social Work Approaches to Fighting Hunger and Food Insecurity in RI" 

  • This online event will be hosted Zoom.
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What is Legislative Education and Advocacy Day?

Legislative Education and Advocacy Day (LEAD) is an annual event hosted by NASW-RI, in which many social work students and professionals gather to advocate for legislation that is relevant to the social work profession. Attendees have the opportunity to reach out to legislators through lobbying and tell them why such legislation is important. 

AGENDA: MARCH 12, 2021

11:00am – 12:00 pm: Registration opens   

12:00 – 12:05 pm: Welcoming Remarks

Rebekah Gewirtz, Interim Executive Director, NASW-RI

12:05 – 12:20 pm:   Special guest, Rep Katherine Kazarian

12:20 - 1:10pm:      Keynote Address: Maria Cimini, MSW

Associate Director of Policy Analysis, Research and Development

RI Department of Human Services

1:10 – 1:30 pm:       Lobbying 101 Marjorie Waters and Caitlin Frumerie, LCSW

1:30 - 1:40pm:        Break

1:40 – 2:35pm:       Panel Discussion

      Moderator: Alex Hunt, NASW-RI Board Member

Panelists: Kate Brewster, MSW, Dr. Craig Kaufmann, Rep David Morales, and Rep Teresa Tanzi.

2:35 - 2:45 pm:       Closing Remarks, Rachel Beilgard, BSW Student InternCoordinator of LEAD Event

 Virtual Lobby Visits!


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