We want you to run a Lobby Day at your school. STAND is here to help you at every step of the way.
What’s a Lobby Day?
Lobby Days are events that bring together students from a particular school or region to head to their state capitals and make their voices heard. Typically, student lobbyists spend a couple of months either individually or in groups focusing on a particular issue of interest, doing intensive research into state policy, and compiling an agenda. Then the group descends on the capitol, meeting with members of their state legislatures to present their agendas and what they’ve learned about the legislative process throughout their research.
What about political affiliation?
One of the most important elements of a successful Lobby Day is that it welcomes students of all political leanings and backgrounds. The idea is not to have each and every participant advocate a similar platform, but rather to encourage students to lobby positions that they truly care about. Thus, a successful Lobby Day will ideally garner participants from across the political spectrum focusing on a wide variety of issues.
This is just a preview. All of this, and any other questions you may have, are answered in our complete curriculum, downloadable to the right.
Our curriculum walks you through every step of the process: from finding a faculty sponsor to identifying potential participants, from securing funding to scheduling congressional meetings.
Interested? Everything you need to know is right here, in our comprehensive curriculum. We can’t wait to see what you’ll do with it!