Grassroots Advocacy Trainings

The Grassroots Advocacy Training has concluded

A core feature of our expanded Education and Advocacy Program, IFPB’s Grassroots Advocacy Trainings bring together activists, experts and individuals from communities around the United States and North America for hands-on workshops and activist skills trainings.

A lobby day following the training adds an immediate action component and an opportunity for participants to develop congressional engagement skills and experience by addressing their concerns to their elected officials.

IFPB held our first Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day in February 2009 as part of our ongoing efforts to promote civic engagement and build a stronger US-based movement for Israeli-Palestinian peace. After that, events took place in March of 2010 and 2011. The last Grassroots Advocacy Training was March 2013 as part of the Expose AIPAC mobilization, coordinated by CODEPINK.

Each Grassroots Advocacy Training was organized in partnership with the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation and their more than 300 member organizations nationwide.

Photos from Grassroots Advocacy Trainings

Grassroots advocacy training constantly brings together hundreds of people from all over the United States. Every year, the participants held meetings with the offices of their representatives in Congress, insisting on the fair application of American foreign policy based on international law, humanitarian measures and the cessation of American military assistance to Israel. In 2013, the participants joined the protests against the annual conference of the American-Israeli public relations committee (AIPAC).

Inter religious peacemakers continued to work with participants in grassroots advocacy training, disseminating research and information, and encouraging continued participation in and support for the Congress. The participants expanded the active network of participants and participants in the ifpb delegation.

Interreligious peace makers have made this event part of our expanded education and outreach program.

Click here for Action Items and Photos from the 2013 Grassroots Advoacy Training at the Expose AIPAC mobilization

Click here for more information and materials from the 2011 Grassroots Advocacy Training and Lobby Day

Click here to view video from the 2010 program

Click here to view information and materials from 2009

Click here to view video from the 2009 program