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SNA’S LEGISLATIVE ACTION CONFERENCE

SNA’S LEGISLATIVE ACTION CONFERENCE

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SNA’S LEGISLATIVE ACTION CONFERENCE

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  1. SNA’S LEGISLATIVE ACTION CONFERENCE WELCOME TO THE FIRST TIMER’S SESSION

  2. Session Overview • LAC Objectives • Review of the legislative process • SNA legislative core team • Lobbying strategies for congressional visits

  3. LAC Objectives • Bring together child nutrition professionals who believe that feeding children is a cornerstone of a positive education experience • Promote that national nutrition standards is the right of every child –equal access • Ensure adequate funding for school meals • Utilize the power of partnerships to achieve positive results

  4. How A Bill Becomes Law • Introduce the bill • Committees • Floor Vote • Resolutions

  5. Child Nutrition Programs • Permanently Authorized - Funded • Reauthorization • Discretionary • Vehicle for change

  6. SNA’s Legislative Successes • Careful strategies – short term & long term • Funding • Core Team • PPL Committee • Washington Counsel • SNA Legislative Staff • SNA PAC

  7. Grass Roots Strength • Congressional Action Networks • Issue Paper • Importance of Industry Partners • Legislative Information Tools • schoolnutrition.org • The Daily Mix • LAC’s – National & State

  8. Legislative Core Principles • Federal funding must be reliable • All school children must have access to healthful meals • National nutrition standards ensure quality meals • Be bi-partisan

  9. Getting Ready for The Conference • LAC agenda & conference program • Know the Issue Paper • Be a sponge • Attend sessions • Take notes • Ask questions • Develop key messages

  10. LACConferenceProgram • General Sessions • Breakout Sessions • Protocol

  11. Planning the Hill visit • State Planning – teaming strategies for success • Marble is hard • Security

  12. The Visit • Simple and consistent • Share the moment • Stay involved in the conversation • Study lobbying tips • Stay cool and bi-partisan

  13. How to get around D.C. • Metro System • Congressional Guide • Map of Capitol Hill

  14. After your visit • Complete your feedback sheet • Thank you notes! • Follow up!

  15. Thank You Notes: Send to the person you met with: • Thank them for meeting with you • Recap the highlights of the meeting • Confirm that you will follow up on information they requested • Include your contact information

  16. The Responsibilities of Democracy • The power of “one” • Speak for those who cannot • Be a champion for change