Assistance Dog Week – August 5-11, 2018

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2018 International Assistance Dog Week Fact Sheet

What is it? International Assistance Dog Week was created to recognize all the devoted, hardworking assistance dogs helping individuals mitigate their disability-related limitations

What do assistance dogs do? Assistance Dogs transform the lives of their human partners with debilitating physical and mental disabilities by serving as their companion, helper, aide, best friend and close member of their family.

What are the goals of International Assistance Dog week? The goals are to recognize and honor the hardworking assistance dogs; raise awareness and educate the public about how these specially trained animals are aiding so many people in our communities; honor the puppy raisers and trainers of assistance dogs; and recognize heroic deeds performed by assistance dogs in our communities.

Are all assistance dogs retrievers or are there other breeds as well? Assistance Dogs can be from a variety of breeds including, but not  limited to: Labrador Retrievers, Golden Retrievers, Standard Poodles, as well as shelter dogs.

Where can I get more information about Assistance Dogs? You can go to the websites for International Assistance Dog Week ( and Working Like Dogs ( You can also check out Assistance Dogs International  ( and the International Association of Assistance Dog Partners (

What types of assistance dogs are there? While many people are familiar with Guide Dogs, those that assist people with vision loss, not as many people are aware of the other types of assistance dogs working today. Here is a description of the various types of assistance dogs:

Guide Dogs – Assist people with vision loss, leading these individuals around physical obstacles and to destinations such as seating, crossing streets, entering or exiting doorways, elevators and stairways.

Service Dogs – Assist people with disabilities with walking, balance, dressing, transferring from place to place, retrieving and carrying items, opening doors and drawers, pushing buttons, pulling wheelchairs and aiding with household chores, such as putting in and removing clothes  from the washer and dryer.

Hearing Alert Dogs – Alert people with a hearing loss to the presence of specific sounds such as doorbells, telephones, crying babies, sirens, another person, buzzing timers or sensors, knocks at the door or smoke, fire and clock alarms.

Seizure Alert/Seizure Response Dogs – Alert or respond to medical conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, epilepsy, panic attack, anxiety attack, post-traumatic stress and seizures.

Medical Alert/Medical Response Dogs – Alert to oncoming medical conditions, such as heart attack, stroke, diabetes, epilepsy, panic attack, anxiety attack, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

Are assistance dogs allowed to go in to restaurants and other businesses even though other pets can’t? Yes, assistance dogs are allowed to accompany their human partners to places of business including restaurants and shops. Under state law and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), they are guaranteed equal access to any and all establishments and accommodations; no extra charge can be levied because of the dog.




August is Family Fun Month

August is….Family Fun Month! No one really knows the origins of Family Fun Month, but what better excuse to enjoy some time with your family before school starts back up!


Here are some fun ideas to take Family Fun Month to the next level!

  • Go to the movies: The newest Winnie the Pooh installment, “Christopher Robin” comes to theaters August 3rd. Celebrate this timeless classic, great for all ages.
  • Take a trip to the zoo: Whether you’re on the East Coast or near the Rocky Mountains, the zoo is the perfect day trip for the family. Check out this list of the top zoos in America and see if one is close to you.
  •  Have a backyard bonfire:This is an easy and inexpensive way to have some family fun. Make s’mores, roast hot dogs, tell ghost stories by the fire, there are countless ways to have fun in your own backyard. You could even consider having an outdoor movie night:
  • Go on a scavenger hunt:A scavenger hunt can be as simple as finding different things around the house or take it outside and explore your local mall or neighborhood. Have younger children? Split up into teams or have another family come join you for the fun! Here are some fun ideas for a mall scavenger hunt.


Other ideas could include:

  1. Go on a picnic
  2. Visit a water/amusement park
  3. Take a trip to the local children’s museum
  4. Play a game of charades
  5. Run through the sprinklers (at home or at a playground)
  6. Make s’mores
  7. Put a jigsaw puzzle together
  8. Go on a treasure hunt (try a scavenger hunt at the grocery store)
  9. Play hide and seek
  10. Play miniature golf
  11. Go to the beach and build a sand castle
  12. Have a fashion show
  13. Sit down and have a sing-a-long; teach your children some of your favorite childhood songs
  14. Build an indoor fort, tent or teepee
  15. Have a water balloon fight
  16. Go to library story time
  17. Go through your childhood pictures and share a special memory with your child
  18. Make a backyard obstacle course
  19. Blow bubbles (you can even make your own)
  20. Go horseback riding
  21. Have a tea party
  22. Toss a frisbee around
  23. Cook as a family
  24. Spend an evening star gazing
  25. Go to the zoo or aquarium

Take the time to turn off the television, put away all the electronic gadgets that attract attention but discourage interaction, and enjoy one another.  Think of the memories you could create!



Exercise Your Rights and Vote!

We cannot afford for you to stay silent.

In life you must know when it is the appropriate time to speak up; when it is the correct time to share your perspective and join the process.   For many Americans, it seems as voting is a right we take for granted far more than we should.  In fact, for a long time in the United States, only white, property-owning men could vote. African-Americans were given the right to vote in 1870 yet were blockaded from exercising that right for many years, until the Voting Rights Act was passed in 1965. The first country to allow women to vote was New Zealand in 1893. The United States didn’t allow women to vote until 1920, 80 years after people began working for the cause. It is easy to forget that people dedicated their lives to these battles, as we live in a world where such blatant inequality seems impossible. But we only have this mindset because some people gave everything in the name of suffrage.

So, after our long history of working towards having the right to vote, why stay silent now?   Information is at your fingertips and barriers have ceased to be an excuse in so many ways.  In fact, there are a variety of ways to find out about each candidate.  You can watch the news, read the paper, check out online sources, subscribe to a newsletter and follow candidates on social media.  Just like everything else in life, if you want to know you can find out.   Just remember, the future of our elections impacts us all and we need you to participate.  It is the one thing, outside of your job, paying your bills, and taking care of your family and friends, that I would say is an obligation.  Just like all of the things mentioned, there are consequences to you not participating and voting.

I encourage you to find your voice and exercise your right.  Use your muscle, your vote!  Primary elections are going on now.  See the schedule below.  Voting is a right that must be exercised. Don’t be the person who complains about the results, even though you didn’t do what you could to sway them. Politics are politics, and there will always be things with which you disagree, but at the end of the day, it is our duty as citizens to let our voices be heard and vote.



Primary dates and filing deadlines, 2018

State Filing deadline for primary candidates Primary election
Texas 12/11/2017 3/6/2018
Illinois 12/4/2017 3/20/2018
Indiana 2/9/2018 5/8/2018
North Carolina 2/28/2018 5/8/2018
Ohio 2/7/2018 5/8/2018
West Virginia 1/27/2018 5/8/2018
Idaho 3/9/2018 5/15/2018
Nebraska 3/1/2018 5/15/2018
Oregon 3/6/2018 5/15/2018
Pennsylvania 3/20/2018 5/15/2018
Arkansas 3/1/2018 5/22/2018
Georgia 3/9/2018 5/22/2018
Kentucky 1/30/2018 5/22/2018
Alabama 2/9/2018 6/5/2018
California 3/9/2018 6/5/2018
Iowa 3/16/2018 6/5/2018
Mississippi 3/1/2018 6/5/2018
Montana 3/12/2018 6/5/2018
New Jersey 4/2/2018 6/5/2018
New Mexico 3/13/2018 6/5/2018
South Dakota 3/27/2018 6/5/2018
Maine 3/15/2018 6/12/2018
Nevada 3/16/2018 6/12/2018
North Dakota 4/9/2018 6/12/2018
South Carolina 3/30/2018 6/12/2018
Virginia 3/29/2018 6/12/2018
Washington, D.C. 3/21/2018 6/19/2018
Colorado 3/20/2018 6/26/2018
Maryland 2/27/2018 6/26/2018
New York 4/12/2018 6/26/2018
Oklahoma 4/13/2018 6/26/2018
Utah 3/15/2018 6/26/2018
Tennessee 4/5/2018 8/2/2018
Kansas 6/1/2018 8/7/2018
Michigan 4/24/2018 8/7/2018
Missouri 3/27/2018 8/7/2018
Washington 5/18/2018 8/7/2018
Hawaii 6/5/2018 8/11/2018
Connecticut 6/12/2018 8/14/2018
Minnesota 6/5/2018 8/14/2018
Vermont 5/31/2018 8/14/2018
Wisconsin 6/1/2018 8/14/2018
Alaska 6/1/2018 8/21/2018
Wyoming 6/1/2018 8/21/2018
Arizona 5/30/2018 8/28/2018
Florida 5/4/2018 8/28/2018
Massachusetts 6/5/2018 9/4/2018
Delaware 7/10/2018 9/6/2018
New Hampshire 6/15/2018 9/11/2018
Rhode Island 6/27/2018 9/12/2018
Louisiana 7/20/2018 11/6/2018

FEW is “Soaring to New Heights”

Greetings FEW Members,

As Federally Employed Women (FEW) celebrates its 50th year of existence it is an exciting time to become National President.  It is a great honor, and privilege, to serve all of you, and I know it doesn’t come without the support of a great Board of Directors and members like you.

A few years ago, I was charged with taking on a “Spirit of Excellence” in everything that I do, and in how I operate to full capacity for greater achievements.   From this thought-provoking vision, I was led to think about what it takes to achieve excellence.   It led me to think about the journey, in particular, the  “Journey to Excellence”.  In life, we all have a journey or a path to take, that is unique to us.  It is individualistic, but not success.  In order to reach the pinnacle of success, or the point of achieving excellence, FEW must live true to my vision for my term of “Soaring to New Heights” together.  We all have a special purpose in life, a place to where destiny calls us.  After 50 years of working for the advancement of women, FEW has shaped a legacy of excellence and investment.  A legacy: 50 years and counting.

My vision for FEW is that we not just exist, but that we aim high and soar boldly into our future, to a new level of purpose.  FEW is the organization that represents those who seek opportunities for personal and professional career growth.  What we do best is build strategic leaders!  FEW continues to meet the need for leading change, leading people, building coalitions, creating business acumen and, most importantly, being results driven.

We are here to help you soar in your career and in life.  Every action is taken with excellence in mind.  During my tenure as National President, we will continue to offer you strategies that will allow you to grow.  As you think about FEW’s awesome legacy that began 50 years ago, take a moment to honor it and, most importantly, to add to it.

We are on a mission to meet our needs within our Agencies. Every time FEW chooses to take action we develop an increasing level of self-value, self-worth, self-respect and self-confidence. I invite you join us as we elevate to the next level and begin “Soaring to New Heights”.   But we cannot do it alone.  So, as you begin to soar, remember to stay immediate and do the following:

  1. Make every moment/action count.
  2. Think about average versus excellence in each decision you make.
  3. Begin with the end in mind.
  4. Stay positive and optimistic — it will increase your chance of success.
  5. Set smaller objectives toward accomplishing your goals. Avoid the feeling of being overwhelmed.
  6. Celebrate your successes and know that your potential is endless.

At this time, I would again like to thank everyone for their continued support and involvement within the organization.  It is amazing to think FEW has been around for over half a century. Although our mission has made much progress, we still have much left to do to attain complete inclusion and equity for women.   That’s why it is so crucial that you join us.   FEW values our members’ opinions, and I invite you to get involved to help us move forward.  We have a diverse board of intellectual women with whom I am honored to serve as we begin “Soaring to New Heights”.

Thank you,

Karen Rainey
National President


Federally Employed Women: Soaring to New Heights

FEW organizations bring together as many professionals in and around government – for the purpose of advancing women and minorities – as Federally Employed Women (FEW). FEW is a nonprofit advocacy group that works to improve the status of women employed by the federal government. The organization was founded in 1968 shortly after the government issued executive order 11375, which added an employee’s sex to the list of prohibited discrimination in federal government.Now, a year after the birth of the global #MeToo movement on social media (bringing sexual assault and harassment to the forefront of discussions and policy), FEW is celebrating a legacy of 50 years.In celebration of those 50 years and the progress the organization has made, FEW is holding its 49th annual National Training Program (NTP) that will bring together thousands of professionals across the country in and around government. The NTP aims to help government employees advance professionally and improve their workplaces through training on a range of topics, including senior executive core qualifications, compliance with the Equal Pay Act and affirmative employment, grant writing and professional development in the workforce.Whether in federal or state and local government, there are plenty of reasons for every professional to attend the NTP. This year’s training takes place in Atlanta from July 16 to 20, with #MeToo resonating as a strong theme throughout.

To look back on the 50-year legacy of FEW and gain a peek into the future of the organization, GovLoop sat down with Executive Vice President and incoming National President of FEW, Karen Rainey.

For Rainey, her role is particularly rewarding because of the opportunity to foster strategic partnerships with a host of organizations and government agencies that support the important work that FEW does. “FEW tends to lead you into creating better leadership strategic plans or projects to help you move forward in your career,” Rainey said.

One crucial focus for Rainey’s administration is fostering outreach to more communities and younger demographics, as well as enhancing membership benefits. “In order to enhance our membership, because we are the organization of a diversified workforce, we are trying to reach out via social media to younger demographics and create more partnerships with media organizations like GovLoop,” she said.

Looking 50 years and beyond, Rainey is hoping that FEW “soars boldly to new heights.” “FEW is the organization that represents the voiceless of those who seek opportunities or a seat at the table within the federal sector,” she said. “We work to add diversity, equity and inclusion of women, to serve in leadership roles within our federal agencies and outside of them.”

For Rainey, soaring to new heights also means “working to impact the communities in which we live by building strategic leaders,” she said.

“We must continue to keep our standards high and live true to the inclusion of women and all people who are voiceless in their agencies,” Rainey concluded. “Each year we host the National Training Program where we offer courses that meet the needs of Office of Personnel Management Executive Core Competencies, which means we lead the opportunity for change. FEW helps lead people, we build coalitions and we create business acumen.”

Read the original article on GovLoop.

Federally Employed Women: Why You Should Attend the National Training Program

Mark Hensch  June 15, 2018

The role of women in the federal government’s workforce has changed drastically since 1967, a landmark year in the fight against gender discrimination. Former President Lyndon Johnson signed Executive Order 11375 that October, banning sex discrimination within the federal government.The march of progress has since lead to the #MeToo movement, a global phenomenon sparked on social media last year.

#MeToo is an ongoing reckoning about sexual assault and harassment – including within the government workforce – that strives to help victims and end sexual violence.

Federally Employed Women (FEW) is a nonprofit advocacy group that has seen these changes firsthand since launching in 1968 after Johnson’s measure.

FEW works to ensure federal agencies do not discriminate against their female employees, and the organization has become a force for government women since starting nearly five decades ago.

Adrianne Callahan, FEW’s National Training Program (NTP) Chair, said this history is not lost on her organization, which is approaching its 50th anniversary.

The NTP is FEW’s annual training conference aimed at helping government employees advance professionally, improve themselves and navigate their workplaces.

“We’ve seen attendance numbers as low as 250 to as high as almost 3,000 to 4,000 attendees,” she said of the NTP’s success over the years. “The organization of course has been in existence for 50 years.”

“It’s an outstanding accomplishment for a nonprofit organization, one of the few organizations that has been working on behalf of advocating for federally employed women within the federal government,” she added.

This year’s NTP takes place in Atlanta from July 16 to 20, and #MeToo is a significant topic at the event.

“Each year we pick an issue, an organization, something to lend our support, to show how we stand in solidarity,” Callahan said. “And this year, FEW is supporting the #MeToo movement.”

Callahan said NTP attendees are encouraged to wear black on Tuesday, July 17 to honor #MeToo, while purple is the recommended color for Wednesday, July 18.

Purple represents activities raising awareness about sexual abuse and harassment, Callahan continued, and the 2018 NTP will also feature #MeToo-related trainings for attendees.

Training Sessions Focus on Hard and Soft Skills

“FEW maps every training session to the guidelines of the Office of Personnel Management’s Senior Executive Service, Executive Core Qualifications (Leading Change, Leading People, Results Driven, Business Acumen, Building Coalitions) and the underlying fundamental core competencies,” according to this year’s event description.

Callahan noted the 2018 NTP is open to everyone, including men and professionals outside the government.

“[Everyone can] find a course or two or three that fits their training needs,” she said. “We focus on leadership, communication skills, team building and even political savvy.”

“[There are] lots of different areas which are included within the OPM competencies that you can apply not only to a federal government career, but to any career,” Callahan added.

Callahan said NTP sessions also focus on grant writing, professional development and retirement planning after leaving the federal workforce.

The 2018 NTP, she added, will specifically update attendees on how society is complying with the federal government’s laws against workplace sex discrimination.

“We focus on equal opportunity, the Equal Pay Act, affirmative employment, policies and procedures, things of that nature usually covered under compliance,” she said. “And this year our speaker will focus on where we are in today’s society with that particular focus area.”

Callahan said speakers at next month’s conference include motivational speaker Rhonda Hight.

Hight is the founder of Let’s Talk, LLC, a company dedicated to human resources consulting, leadership and professional development.

The 2018 NTP’s sessions offer feds a wide range of hard and soft skill training programs aimed at boosting their personal and professional growth.

Sessions focused on practical skillsets include “Excel Advanced Formulas and Functions,” “Data Analytics with PowerPivot in Excel 2016,” and “Visio Essentials.”

Events centered on navigating workplace culture, meanwhile, include “The Power of Assertive Communication,” “Mindfulness,” and “Positive Approaches to Difficult People.”

FEW is also conducting several sessions concerned with discrimination, including “Prevention of Workplace Harassment,” “Bullying/Cyberbullying,” and “Diversity and Inclusion.”

Feds concerned about their future, meanwhile, can attend several seminars addressing topics like health care and post-career planning.

Callahan said the benefits of FEW’s NTP draw from expertise inside and outside the government to help both rookie and veteran feds.

“We have trainers that are both within the public and private sector,” she said. “We have some of our sponsors who provide training and that can be from career development to personal development.”

“FEW has prided itself on providing informal networking opportunities as well as informal mentoring throughout the years,” Callahan added of the NTP’s benefits. “We have a great time. We have fun.”

Original article on GovLoop

Federally Employed Women: Paving the Way for Equal Opportunity

Danielle Poindexter  May 31, 2018

Since the 1964 Civil Rights Act, government has continued to crack down on discrimination through laws and regulations such as the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restricts compensation discrimination. Recently, however, more and more women are speaking out about issues of sexual harassment and other forms of discrimination across workplaces, including federal government. While there are protections in place, discrimination continues to be a major issue. How do government employees know that their agencies are complying with equal opportunity regulations? And who can government personnel turn to if their agency does not comply?Thankfully, people like Connie Coleman-Lacadie work to prevent non-compliance and help women and minorities attain equal opportunities in the federal workforce. In an interview with GovLoop, Coleman-Lacadie discussed her work as Vice President of Compliance for Federally Employed Women (FEW).FEW’s Efforts for Equality

In 1968, the government issued Executive Order 11375 which added sex discrimination to the list of prohibited discrimination within federal government. FEW was founded as a member-driven, non-profit organization shortly after the EO, when many women feared that agencies would not comply with the order.

Coleman-Lacadie explained how FEW serves as an advocacy organization for female feds and minorities by supporting members that report their agencies for non-compliance. “Compliance is really conformance on the part of the federal department or agency with the EEO laws and the federal personnel system,” Coleman-Lacadie said. “FEW has a memorandum of understanding with two law firms in the D.C. area that provide consultations, counseling or intercession on behalf of members in place of formal discrimination complaints.”

As VP of Compliance, Coleman-Lacadie provides regular trainings on anti-discrimination laws at the local level through numerous online mediums to increase accessibility. FEW also requires that members participate in annual compliance training to ensure agencies adhere to laws and regulations.

Working Toward Federal Compliance

Before joining FEW, Coleman-Lacadie was involved in other advocacy organizations. “I was blessed to have a boss that allowed me to get involved with the Federal Women’s Program (FWP) and activities with the Civil Rights Office,” she said.

When Coleman-Lacadie was a part of FWP in the 90s, it was a standalone program among federal agencies. “FWP was very strong, and it helped provide some insight into sexual harassment in a different format, so that the employees could come and learn a little about it,” Coleman-Lacadie said. “They felt safe there. We would talk about sexual harassment and what it looked like as well as what it didn’t look like.”

Coleman-Lacadie’s involvement with these groups helped her recognize the areas in which her agency and fellow employees could improve on compliance. But with only seven states participating, Coleman-Lacadie felt that FWP could increase their membership. “When I became a chair for FWP, I looked around and thought ‘We could do more with this.’ I enlisted members from each of the offices throughout those seven states to be a part of the conversation,” she said. “We grew to about 50 people.” With the growing membership, FWP was able to implement numerous new projects across agencies in different states.

As a chair of FWP, Coleman-Lacadie worked with other leaders to make creative vignettes about harassment and other compliance issues to personalize the learning process for employees. The trainings also included legal representatives, human resource professionals and EEO employees to answer questions from the group.

“I think it really made a difference in our employees’ understanding, because it was not just mandatory training, it was interactive,” Coleman-Lacadie explained. With the original vignettes, the audience could participate and see examples of harassment play out in real time, giving participants a better idea of the negative impacts of harassment as well as how to prevent it.

FEW Today

After attending FWP conferences that overlapped with FEW events, Coleman-Lacadie transitioned to working for FEW. This year she looks forward to FEW’s upcoming National Training Program, which will celebrate the organization’s 50th year with additional training sessions and dynamic keynotes related to diversity and inclusion.

FEW’s existence and advocacy today ensures that there will always be a source of support for female federal workers. Above all, Coleman-Lacadie hopes that her efforts can make an impact by reducing instances of sexual harassment and other compliance issues. “I value the FEW organization and I think that if more women and men did trainings they would be better informed.”

This article is part of a GovLoop series with Federally Employed Women

Original Article on GovLoop

Alzheimer’s Awareness

What is Alzheimer’s?

Alzheimer’s is a type of a dementia that slowly deteriorates a person’s memory, thinking, and behavior. It is caused by abnormal clumps (amyloid plaques) and tangled bundles of fiber in the brain, along with the loss of connection between nerve cells. Alzheimer’s is a progressive disease. Symptoms develop slowly, and begin to worsen over time. People with Alzheimer’s live an average of 8 years after their symptoms become noticeable to others. Alzheimer’s is a global epidemic affecting 47 million people globally, and is the 6th leading cause of death in America. Although there is no known cure, it is still being researched extensively and treatment has developed to slow down symptoms.

Symptoms of Alzheimer’s

The most common early symptom of Alzheimer’s is difficulty remembering newly learned information. As the disease progresses, symptoms worsen. People with Alzheimer’s may experience;

  • Impaired reasoning or judgment
  • Trouble doing everyday tasks such as cooking a meal or paying bills
  • Disorientation
  • Mood/behavior changes
  • Suspicions about loved ones
  • Difficulty speaking, swallowing, walking

People with the disease may not even recognize that they have any of these symptoms. It is important that if friends or family notice any of these symptoms, they seek out medical help for their affected loved one.

Alzheimer’s Risk Factors

Although still little is known about the exact cause of Alzheimer’s, the greatest risk factor for the disease is older age. Some people develop Alzheimer’s at an earlier age, but this is extremely rare. Only about 4% of Americans with Alzheimer’s are under the age of 65. Older women are at a higher risk for developing Alzheimer’s. The estimated risk for women at 65 to develop the disease is 1 in 6. Another risk factor is a family history. If a person has a family member with Alzheimer’s, they are more likely to develop the disease.

Alzheimer’s Prevention

Research is not conclusive on how exactly to prevent Alzheimer’s; however healthy lifestyle choices have been correlated with supporting brain health. Regular physical exercise may directly benefit brain cells. It has known cardiovascular benefits and increases oxygen and blood flow to the brain. The brain and heart health seem to be linked, and current evidence shows that heart-healthy eating may also help in the prevention of Alzheimer’s. Heart-healthy eating includes a diet filled with fruits and vegetables, and limiting the intake of sugar and saturated fats.

Researchers’ are still studying ways to prevent early-onset Alzheimer’s which is associated with a genetic mutation. People with the gene are guaranteed to get Alzheimer’s, so researchers are testing antibodies on carriers of the gene who aren’t yet showing systems, to see if they can reduce the plaque buildup in the brain and slow down or even prevent Alzheimer’s symptoms.

Nearly 2/3 of Americans diagnosed with Alzheimer’s are women. Not only are women more likely to have the disease, they are also more likely to be a caretaker for someone who has it. Women account for 60% of caregivers for Alzheimer’s patients, half reporting that the care cause emotional and physical stress.


Legislative Webinar and Lobby Week

Join us on Wednesday May 30, 2018, at 7:00 p.m. EDT to discuss the latest way to “Engage” with your Representatives on the issues that are important to you and to FEW.  Do not miss out on this online demonstration of the Engage online advocacy tool. Engage has a more robust capability of outreach to members on Capitol Hill, as well as, legislative tracking and monitoring.

Additionally, FEW’s lobbyist, Tonya Saunders will provide an overview of how to meet with your legislators and the key legislative issues that will be focused on during Lobby Week. Lobby Week is scheduled for June 4 through 8, 2018.  Please take this opportunity to reach out to your Legislators to let them know your position on pertinent issues.

Please register for the webinar by clicking on this registration link: