DGA offers grassroots-activism training

Because of the urgency of ensuring a favorable outcome in the 2008 election, the Boilermakers Department of Government Affairs is offering training for local lodges in how to communicate, educate, and mobilize members. Participants will learn strategies for building a network and communicating effectively with members. They will learn how to use Web-based tools to promote voter registration, create worksite flyers, and update membership lists.

U.S. local lodges may send participants to any of the training sessions listed below. Blocks of rooms have been reserved at the hotels indicated.

For more information, contact Beverly Waters at 703-560-1493.

Friday, July 18th, Noon – 4pm, Houston, TX
Training at Hilton Houston Hobby Airport

8181 Airport Rd, Houston, TX
Tel: 713-645-3000

Friday, August 1st, 10 am – 2 pm, Seattle, WA
Training at Seattle Labor Temple

2800 First Avenue, Seattle, WA
Tel: 202-623-6473
Hilton SeaTac
17620 Int’l Blvd, Seattle, WA
Tel: 206-244-4800

Tuesday, August 12th, 9 am – 2 pm, Cleveland, OH
Training at Local 744

1435 East 13th St, Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-241-2085
Hampton Inn
1460 East 9th St, Cleveland, OH
Tel: 216-241-6600

Tuesday, August 19th, Slidell, LA
Training at Local Lodge 37

320 Bayou Liberty Rd, Slidell, LA
Tel: 985-847-9660
LaQuinta Inn & Suites Northshore (Ask for IBB rate.)
126 Holiday Blvd., Slidell, LA
Tel: 985-649-2170

Thursday, August 21st, 9 am – 2 pm, Elizabethtown, KY
Training at Local Lodge 40

429 Commerce Dr, Elizabethtown, KY
Tel: 270-769-3022
Hampton Inn (Ask for the IBB rate.)
1035 Executive Dr, Elizabethtown, KY
Tel: 270-765-6663

Friday, Sept 19th, 9 am – 2 pm, Chicago, IL
Training in conjunction with GLIC at Heritage Manor VFW

5540 S Naragansette, Chicago IL
Hilton Oak Lawn
9333 South Cicero Ave, Oak Lawn, IL
Tel: 708-425-7800

This training will also be included in the New Lodge Officer Training sessions in Chicago (Sept. 22-26), Oakland (Sept.. 9-Oct. 3), Philadelphia (Oct. 20-24), and Atlanta (Nov. 2-6).

For more information on the New Lodge Officer Training or to register online, go here.