Advocacy Campaign Training
Friday, June 28th - Saturday, June 29th

Preparing for a full count in 2020:

Once every 20 years, there is an overlap of the Census and the Presidential Election. 2020 is one of those years, and the AAPI community will face challenges in ensuring they are counted and represented not only in the Presidential elections but also in the 2020 Census. Due to the unusual overlap of the census and a Presidential election, it is imperative that we focus now to help Get-Out-The-Count for the 2020 Census and make sure communities are prepared for the Presidential election year.

This year's Empowering Advocates training is Friday & Saturday and we encourage community partners to sign up to be a Census Ambassador and get your OCA Census Partners Supply Box.

Friday will focus on training a smaller group of organizers to brush-up on voter registration, volunteer recruitment, and tactics on mobilizing and getting out the AAPI vote.
Saturday will focus on recruitment and training of community organizers, leaders, and volunteers and cover messaging and mobilization around the 2020 Census.

Sessions include:

·         Introduction to Census and Lessons Learned from 2010
·         Become an expert and learn how to answer frequently asked questions and scenarios faced by our community
·         How to effectively recruit volunteers and train future leaders
·         How to talk about census & its impact
·         Breakouts to share best practices & strategies for ethnic-specific working groups as we develop a regional outreach plan

Through this training, participants will learn about national and regional voting trends, engage in interactive workshops, and contribute in local planning sessions. They will also receive the nuts and bolts of running an effective voter mobilization program and how to incorporate civic participation into an organization’s existing programs and structure. Components of the training include the development of voter registration, education and outreach plans, voter mobilization, incorporating strong communications components, rules and regulations for 501(c)3 organizations, how to design and conduct evaluations and learn how measure programs and its impact.

If you’re wondering how to get involved as a college student or community member without an OCA chapter to be part of, we highly encourage you to attend this track! The Empowering Organizers Track is free to attend, RSVP required below.

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Friday, June 28th | Room: Ballroom GH

10:45 AM - 12:00 PM


Advocacy Campaign Training Part 1:

Building a Campaign Plan & the Snowflake Model

Room: Ballroom GH

 Learn what is the snowflake model, what are its strengths and limitations,  how to build & manage your own snowflake team.  

P R E S E N T E R S :

·         JOHN MIYASATO,Crossroads constulinG

·        lucius miles, tx freedom network

·        Ofelia Alonso, tx freedom network

1:45 - 3:15 PM


Advocacy Campaign Training Part 2:

Voter Engagement & Mobilization

Room: Ballroom GH

Through a series of 7-minute speed trainings, learn the basics and best practices on topics from canvassing, to targeting to budgeting.  Each session is lead by an experienced trainer.

3:30 - 5:00 PM


Advocacy Campaign Training Part 3:

Campaign Plan Completion/Reviews

R O O M : B A L L R O O M G H

During this session, you'll have access to talk one-on-one or in small groups with our experienced trainers and leaders in the industry.  Dive deeper on each of the topics or work with them to help build out the rest of your upcoming voter engagement plans.

Presenters & reviewers:
John Miyasato, Crossroads Consullting
Ofelia Alonso, TX Freedom Network
Stanley Tsao, Campaign Consultant
Emily OH, Crossroads Consulting
Andrew Davison, Crossroads Consulting
Oscar Hernandez, Houston In Action

Saturday, June 29 | Room: Ballroom GH


P R E S E N T E R S :
Christine Chen, APIAVote
Tim Wang, TDW+Co

10:45 AM - 12:15PM


Advocacy Campaign Training Part 4: Census & Lessons from 2010

Receive a Census 101 on what has taken place since 2010 all the way up to 2020. Think the census just needs one year to get ready? Find out the truth on the ten years that it takes to prepare to count the entire country.

Presenter: TBA

2:00 - 3:30 PM


Advocacy Campaign Training Part 5: Census Messaging

Become an expert on the census and learn how to answer frequently asked questions. Prepare for scenarios that our community can expect to face in 2020. Learn how to talk to anyone about the census and its impact!

Presenter: TBA

3:45 - 5:00 PM


Advocacy Campaign Training Part 6: Census Outreach Plans

Develop and create a strategy during this session. We will break into working groups to develop a regional outreach plan specifically for your demographic and community.

Presenter: TBA