The session will be opened by AAC Commissioner, Nate Bae Kupel and Outreach Coordinator of the Commonwealth Seminar, Victoria Wu. The session will end with a networking activity that is optional for attendees.
Lecture 1: The Budget Process
First, we’ll be joined by Monique Ching – a Policy Analyst at the Massachusetts Budget & Policy Center and a Seminar alum! Monique will discuss the State budget process and the thought process which goes into some of its funding decisions.
Lecture 2: Applying the Foundations of Advocacy
Leverett will use this final segment of our Seminar class to synthesize the various lessons we’ve learned during our three sessions. Using our own Asian American Commission as an example, we’ll see how the legislative process, budget considerations, lobbying and working with the press media all played vital roles in the creation of the Commission.