Feeling torn between "helpless observer" and activism extremism?
Political engagement doesn't need to be paralyzing or radical
...if you understand what the insiders know.
For decades, we heard that only lobbyists or "insiders" got things done in the American political system. People felt - rightly - left out of the process. As a result, many have begun employing extreme activism tactics. But they didn't need to. Activists just need to understand what lobbyist and insiders know.
I'm one of those "insiders" and I'm here to tell you: you can learn what I know, and it doesn't require a political science degree or a career in politics. I designed my Learn to Lobby line of trainings to make politics more accessible because I truly believe a rising tide lifts all boats; the more people engage - effectively - the better our public policy will be.
If you're afraid of what's happening to this country, you're not alone. I'm scared, too. But I know that you - we, collectively - can have a dramatically positive impact with the right skill set.
Keep scrolling to learn more about the EFFECTIVE ACTIVISM 101 training, designed to help you feel comfortable and confident as you begin your activism journey.
Stefanie Coxe, Founder & Principal
Nexus Werx LLC - Learn to Lobby
The Complete #Resistance Activism Training Course
What makes the Effective Activism 101 program unique:
These days you'll hear a lot of activism advice. Some is abstract and hard to employ when you're working every day or trying to get dinner on the table. Other guides give you tactics only - without a full picture of how politicians think.
By the end of this 10 section Effective Activism 101 Course, you'll be able to:
- Understand how the political system really works
- Determine what strategies & tactics will be effective vs. harmful
- Know which decision-makers to target and where to spend your time
- Feel confident in engaging with politicians and their staff
- Prioritize attainable and actionable goals
- Find the right advocacy groups to join and use your activism hours wisely & effectively
- Navigate the political system confidently
- Have an approach for influencing those elected officials who don’t represent you
In short and practical lessons you can take on your coffee break, you'll begin taking specific actions steps to become more effective and efficient right away . Because everyone learns at a different pace, the online videos can be watched and reviewed at any point.
You'll design your own personalized activism plan with:
- Step-by-Step Guidance
- Effective Activism Toolkit
- Cheat Sheets
- Private Facebook Group for support
Testimonials about Effective Activism 101:
"Effective Activism 101 is a great way to learn about the reality of politics! If you're overwhelmed by the state of politics, this is the program for you."
- Lauren McDowell
"...Very engaging and taught me to really think about what issues are important to me. I highly recommend this workshop to anyone who wants to make a difference in our government."
- Shamar Simmons
"Easy to follow, yet packed with education. Incredibly valuable resource in today's age."
- Matt Bolinder
"...so helpful and so well done. I feel like a stronger, more effective activist after attending. "
- Carrie Anne
"Succinct, memorable, and gave a really good overview of how to be effective. As someone new to the specifics of how to actually get things done with state legislators this was a very empowering training."
- Leslie Sears
Read more reviews on Effective Activism 101 Facebook Page.
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- Module 1: Prioritizing Your Time & Setting Attainable Goals
- Module 2: How Politics Works
- Module 3: Credibility is Critical
- Module 4: Relationships
- Module 5: Political Capital
- Module 6: Issues, Issues, Issues
- Module 7: Seven Steps to Strategy
- Module 8: Tactics
- Module 9: Joining Effective Advocacy Groups
- Module 10: Putting it All Together
*Each module contains short, practical lessons with specific activism action steps you can take that day or week.
Frequently Asked Questions
Stefanie Coxe, the founder and principal of Nexus Werx LLC, provides in person and e-trainings on lobbying, effective activism, and political campaigns.
Her credentials include 15 years of combined political and non-profit experience, including serving as an aide to two Massachusetts state representatives and a U.S. Congressman and Interim Executive Director of a non-profit as well as extensive political campaign experience.
Stefanie is a 14th generation Cape Codder currently residing in Cambridge, MA. She loves road cycling, history, and helping people make a difference in the world.