BTA looks to expand reach with ‘Advocacy 101’ training

BTA looks to expand reach with ‘Advocacy 101’ training

The BTA needs your help. And they’re willing to train.
(Photo by the Bicycle Transportation Alliance.)

There are a thousand ways to improve biking in the Portland area, but the pros at the Bicycle Transportation Alliance only have time to focus closely on 16 of them.

That’s where you come in.

As part of a project to stretch their advocacy expertise further, the BTA is offering a free workshop tomorrow night to train people in how to make their neighborhoods better.

“This training will cover basics like documenting a problem, identifying someone who can fix it, and getting them to do so,” the BTA’s official announcement reads. Also at the event, the BTA will be looking to recruit new members into its Project Advisory Council. This group is made up of selected member-advocates who track various transportation projects and report back to the BTA.

Portland is a hotbed of effective citizen activism; but it doesn’t just happen. It starts because people show up, learn from others, and get involved.

This ‘Advocacy 101’ event will be held tomorrow (11/19) at the BTA’s Old Town offices at 618 NW Glisan St., Suite 401. Socializing starts at 5:30 pm, with a presentation at 6 pm and a Q&A session scheduled from 6:45 to 7. And thanks to a sponsorship from Old Town Pizza, there will be beer.

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