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Audubon Campaigns Webinar Series: Advocacy Campaigns 101 - Shared screen with speaker view
Ernest Hahn
01:08:52
Hello from Raleigh, NC!
Amanda (Audubon)
01:09:45
Welcome all, from all across the nation! So glad to have you here. Please continue to use this chat box to communicate with us.
Frances Crocco
01:11:03
Hi Everyone! Fran from Flemington NJ here
Amanda (Audubon)
01:11:04
Jaime and I are monitoring the chat here at Audubon in Washington, DC
Bonnie Marks
01:11:20
Bonnie from Marin County CA Audubon Chapter
Jill Bartelt
01:11:21
Hello from Illinois!
Angela Gier
01:11:24
Hello from Sioux Falls South Dakota
Charity Steere
01:11:24
Grass Lake, Michigan
Matt Johnson
01:11:28
Hi All! Matt from Audubon SC here!
Alison Enchelmaier
01:11:29
Hi, I'm Alison from Tropical Audubon Society in Miami, FL!
Pixel 3a
01:11:32
Hi from Charlotte, NC
Molly Adams
01:11:39
Molly Adams, NYC Audubon, Advocacy and Outreach Manager for nearly 1 year
Brian Hendrix
01:11:41
Brian Hendrix — Tennessee Naturalist from Fairview, TN
Alex Smolyanskaya
01:11:42
Alex from Golden Gate Audubon in the Bay Area, CA.
Reshma Mongia
01:11:43
Rae from Washington Crossing Audubon, NJ
troth11229
01:11:54
John Troth Carmel Amos Butler Chapter (ABAS)
Christopher Butzgy
01:11:54
Christopher Audubon of Northern Virginia
Stacy Elliott
01:11:56
Stacy Elliott from Brentwood, TN
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:11:56
Mary Kennedy from Bexar Audubon Society for 40 years
Linda Anschutz
01:11:56
Linda from Ohio.
jenifer heath
01:11:58
Here in Denver, CO.
Thomas Faust
01:12:00
Tom from Brooklyn, NY.
Micah Schow
01:12:02
Micah Schow, Great Salt Lake Audubon, member since April!
Elaine DeSimone
01:12:03
Hi! Elaine from Georgia, Atlanta Audubon. I’ve been involved for a few years.
Ashley Ihrke
01:12:03
Hello! Clarksville, TN part of the Warioto Chapter, been apart of Audubon for 5 plus years
Brett Casey
01:12:12
Brett from Bethlehem PA
Bazy Callender
01:12:13
Bazy from Minnesota
Eileen Jennis-Sauppe
01:12:15
Eileen from Redwood Region Audubon in California here,
Paulette Brock
01:12:17
Paulette from Indiana
Shirley Dodson
01:12:20
Hi from Shirley, Valley Forge, PA chapter
Bonnie Witmer
01:12:22
Hi I am Bonnie Witmer. I am a member of the Advocacy sub-committee at Valley Forge Audubon, PA
Anne Bekker
01:12:30
Hi from Anne in Philadelphia, PA (Delaware Valley Ornithological Club)
Sudha Warrier
01:12:30
Sudha Warrier joining from Tustin CA. Member of Sea and Sage Orange county
Eric Matteson
01:12:40
Eric Matteson Rochester MN Zumbro Valley Audubon Society
Ann Kaminski
01:12:42
Hi everyone! I'm Ann from Romulus, NY
Jamie Johnson
01:12:53
Jamie Johnson from NYC
Lucy Neale
01:12:53
Lucy from San Diego
Carol Pecot
01:12:56
Carol from California joining and looking forward to ideas to use at our Migratory Bird Day celebration
Dan (Audubon)
01:13:02
Hi Kim, the sound is broadcasting - you can either join by phone or by computer audio
Carol Emery
01:13:53
Carol from Minnesota
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:14:07
Welcome all! Thanks so much for joining.
Gail Landy
01:14:18
Hi! Gail here, a member for 5 years.
Jamie Sigaran
01:14:45
A friendly reminder: For audio, there is a lower left button that reads join audio. You have two options to join by phone call or use the computer audio.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:16:36
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Kim Brand
01:17:20
How to recruit volunteers
Micah Schow
01:17:22
Base-building
Carolyn Monastra
01:17:29
Collaboration with other eco groups
Mary Abrams
01:17:30
volunteer recruitment
Jeff Manker
01:17:30
Include young people!
Jane Orbuch
01:17:36
Effective communication beyond birders
Ann Kaminski
01:17:37
getting the word out
Kate Knight
01:17:40
ways to keep volunteers engaged
Sally Teeple
01:17:41
Yes to including young people!
Wanda Goleman
01:17:46
Reach out to young people. Maybe on college campuses.
Leslie Weatherly
01:17:49
getting started with Audobon Society - making a difference
Shirley Dodson
01:17:52
persuasion!
Donna Cooper
01:17:52
the ability to have sympathetic representatives
Chalise Bondurant
01:17:52
How to engage at the local gov't level...making an impact in our own backyard.
Charity Steere
01:17:53
What is the most effective means of influencing state and national legislators.
Kathy Woolsey
01:17:54
Social media
Jeanne Dorle
01:17:55
How to function effectively virtually
Stacy Stephens
01:17:56
Presentations - how to, best practice
Mark J. Demyan
01:17:59
Networking and good Communication in State and Regional Levels
Laura Neale
01:18:02
how do we engage those who bird for entertainment?
Jeff Manker
01:18:08
Recruit young people
Reshma Mongia
01:18:08
Crossing political party lines.. appeal to emotions
troth11229
01:18:09
How to connect with campaigns in order to become involved
Alison Enchelmaier
01:18:09
Balancing between keeping people active but not exhausting them!
Sue Meyer
01:18:13
Timely communication with each other. Networking.
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:18:14
Protesting habitat destruction along the border
Ashley Ihrke
01:18:14
engaging local legislators
Marni Holmes
01:18:14
Teaching the basics to use at home in backyards.
Janet McGarry
01:18:15
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Stacy Stephens
01:18:23
how to connect non-bird people to the mission
Anne Bekker
01:18:28
how to change the laws re outdoor /feral cats
Bazy Callender
01:18:35
Communicate the immediate need to protect birds. This is critical.
jenifer heath
01:18:36
Walk the talk: plant native landscapes in our cities, give native plants to neighbors, etc. This could help others see this movement as relevant to them.
Leslie Weatherly
01:18:41
developing promotional and awareness materials
Christina Karas
01:19:31
Strong data points and scientific evidence to bolster advocacy arguments and establish credibility of advocates.
Barbara Schwartz
01:19:43
Diversity and ethnic inclusion
Gail Landy
01:19:49
Writing letters to the editor, and supporting the ESA.
Christopher Butzgy
01:20:02
working with cities to address feral cats
Charity Steere
01:20:02
Climate panic, climate panic, climate panic.
Laura Neale
01:20:21
Laura from Virginia here from the start, thanks
Jane Orbuch
01:20:52
Earth’s biodiversity is key to life and climate change is the threat now—no longer existential. Former high school science teacher.
Wanda Goleman
01:20:54
It's important because our federal government is attacking our conservation laws.
Stacy Stephens
01:21:30
How do we connect with diverse communities?
Christina Karas
01:21:35
Yes to “walking the talk,” communicating immediacy/urgency of protecting birds and biodiversity and ESA
Carol Pecot
01:24:00
Ideas for how to share ways that people can help the birds, which we can use at bird festivals and feel very "do-able" by the general public. We want to engage, teach and inspire
Reshma Mongia
01:25:53
I think someone already said this, but appealing to younger generations because they are the future and will decide rules in the future
Kathlyne Rog
01:25:58
From Kathlyne: Bring all to the discussion of how birds, mammals, insects and humans interact with and need each other
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:26:06
I am involved so that I can join with others who want to protect habitat in critical areas, especially along the US/Mexico border.
Jane Orbuch
01:26:27
The “Feather Thief” is an excellent in depth book on the history being discussed.
Gale Lowy
01:26:34
Thanks for the history, John James Audubon would be proud.
Yoseif Leevy
01:26:36
The Audubon really kicked off when women took over and decided watching birds was better then shooting and collecting birds for study and/or personal collections.
jenifer heath
01:26:42
re hunting birds to extinction for hat fashion, there's a great story on an NPR program about this issue, built around the story of a man who stole specimens of extinct birds from a major museum, so that he could tie historically authentic fishing flies (I think salmon fishing).
Maureen Lahiff
01:27:15
Actually, Lake Merritt in Oakland is the country's first bird refugem 1870 (set aside by CA State Legislature).
Gail Landy
01:27:45
From Gail My activism started by answering a request from the Sierra Club to write an article about pollution from coal plants, and why we should close them.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:28:33
Thank you for your important & helpful feedback. We tried to include a mix of pictures, and these two are from organizing in Arkansas.
Jamie Sigaran
01:28:48
@Gail Landy Writing is a very strong opportunity to educate and raise awareness on issues we care about most!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:28:51
We will be reviewing feedback from this chat together as a group, so please do keep it coming.
Elaine DeSimone
01:28:56
We see birds everywhere, so I don’t think many people realize how many are threatened!!
Yoseif Leevy
01:29:10
We recommended reading the book called Of A Feather By Scott Weidensaul A Brief History Of American Birding
Kathlyne Rog
01:29:12
Kathlyne: Windmills and all glass buildings kill birds.
Jamie Sigaran
01:29:21
Look at these headlines!
Elaine DeSimone
01:29:42
Moderators please save the names of recommended books in this chat if you can.
Elaine DeSimone
01:29:59
Electing new leaders!
Kate Knight
01:30:06
People need the information that motivates them to want to change
Melissa Benzinger McGlynn
01:30:14
A group needs to form and get organized with a very clear plan with steps
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:30:14
Will do! Thanks.
Reshma Mongia
01:30:18
Education and emotional appeals
Jeff Manker
01:30:20
When people learn to love birds through birdwatching they want to protect them.
Wanda Goleman
01:30:20
Change begins with people & local governments.
Jeanne Dorle
01:30:21
From dedicated individuals who persevere through all the challenges
Kathy Fell
01:30:23
Change requires education!
Sue Meyer
01:30:26
It happens when people band together for a common cause and are willing to work for what they love.
Laura Neale
01:30:27
Threats to"my back yard"
Kim Brand
01:30:27
Persuading our friends, neighbors, parents to see something differently
Janet McGarry
01:30:30
cities adopted bird friendly building laws
Elizabeth Smith
01:30:31
EDUCATION!!!
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:30:32
Political pressure on legislators from citizens.
Bruce Gibson
01:30:35
Lasting change is often incremental. Despite the fact we need major change, it is the little victories that are sometimes the most important.
Chalise Bondurant
01:30:37
By educating and inspiring those in our local networks and neighborhoods. Teaching children.. they are the future!
Jane Orbuch
01:30:39
Being a model yourself and informing family and friends. Grassroots. Educating kids—they are generally more receptive than adults
Charity Steere
01:30:43
SHOW UP! If you aren't at the meeting, then no one will be. I've been amazed at what I could accomplish by just showing up and speaking up.
Yoseif Leevy
01:30:50
We have been busy Rewilding our Community and local parks here in Monticello, Florida the forgotten Birding Hot Spot.
Sue Meyer
01:30:57
Education starting at the elementary level.
Kate Knight
01:30:59
involving children in our education programs
Jeff Manker
01:31:03
Ornithology should be taught in every high school across the country.
Brenda
01:31:08
with connectin to values and fait in perticular.
Ann Kaminski
01:31:08
As several panelists said, work with the elementary children who are fired up!
Bruce Gibson
01:31:17
Vote! Voting is one of the most important things you can do.
Kathy Fell
01:31:18
How many know the link between the lack of native plants in our gardens and the loss of the caterpillars needed to raise a clutch of baby birds?
troth11229
01:31:30
Creating large numbers of strong supporters
Gail Landy
01:31:58
Change happens when there is a big problem, and people are care enough to organize and take action.
Stacy Stephens
01:32:06
Massive change happens when industry buys in. how do we get, for example, plastics companies to create sustainable biodegradable plastics - If I alone quit using plastic that doesn’t really help birds
Erin Anthony
01:32:43
Sometimes just speaking up to a well-meaning but harm-causing person -- e.g. last month in FL telling a woman feeding Cheetos to migratory plovers, sharing the migration story to a teenager chasing a very tired tern. They both stopped on a dime. Be brave for birds.
David Robinson
01:32:52
Will Audubon weigh in on candidates’ and parties’ climate-change & conservation platforms & policies?
Jeff Manker
01:33:07
Influence local boards of education to include classes that get kids out in nature and learn about native plants and animals. Help kids and the community learn to take pride in their local native species. Then they will protect them.
Melodi Yanik
01:33:07
Electing leaders who believe in conservation and sustainability is key. Our reps have said to me "I like green grass just as much as you do but people
Kathy Fell
01:33:10
Why is it legal to sell non-native invasive plants?
Jane Orbuch
01:33:13
Change our government and party in power. I think if folks and audubon wants to make a difference we need to vote climate deniers out of office. This is where we can all make the most impact
Melodi Yanik
01:33:14
people's wallets matter more"
Yoseif Leevy
01:33:25
We think Zoology and Basic Ornithology should be taught in schools in which students can get real credits for participating in such a class.
jenifer heath
01:33:42
agree about importance of genuine buy-in and participation by industry!
Wanda Goleman
01:33:52
Those classes are taught in colleges, but are not required.
Laura Neale
01:33:53
nature/humans disjunct
Erin Anthony
01:34:15
would be nice to "like" particular comments in chat box
Charity Steere
01:34:17
We need fact sheets to share. Assembled data we can use in a short format for speaking up in meetings, writing letters , making calls, etc.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:34:33
Agree, Erin! That’s good feedback for the Zoom platform. :)
Kathlyne Rog
01:34:37
Kathlyne Rog: Help insects thereby helping birds.
Jeff Manker
01:34:40
I decveloped amd taught a year-long high school ornithology class.
Kate Knight
01:34:42
people need to realise how much of an impact their daily life choices make
Jamie Sigaran
01:35:01
@William Chandler building coalitions through partnerships is key. We also need to partner with groups like businesses, faith groups, student organizations, and nontraditional allies.
Gail Landy
01:35:04
The Migratory Bird Act is vital legislation, and I need to write my Senator again. Some vital legislation is already established.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:35:42
Hilda, here is a web site to save for after this webinar on “Working Lands”: https://www.audubon.org/conservation/working-lands
Gale Lowy
01:35:52
I agree about voting for candidates who care about Climate Change and our feathered friends
Jamie Sigaran
01:36:02
@Shannon Christopher, yes we are recording and will share with you all in the next few days. These include Power Points and other campaign-related materials.
Yoseif Leevy
01:36:02
We believe children would benefit starting in grade school not just college not everyone can go or afford college.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:36:04
Yes, the slides will be sent around in our follow-up message as part of the recording, in addition to other resources.
Reshma Mongia
01:36:26
Partner with The Nature Conservancy or Cornell or ABA so you can reach their membership bases, too
jenifer heath
01:37:14
plus, as greta Tbunburg (sp?) has proven, if we wait to involve kids until they are in college or college age, we've wasted huge potential energy and commitment. We need to educate and motivate youth.
Gail Landy
01:37:17
Phone banking is a good tool to get new people involved.
Reshma Mongia
01:37:27
Work with Fish & Wildlife to put your resources and materials at National Wildlife Refuge visitor centers
Jamie Sigaran
01:37:38
Assessing one's own resources is super important! Know what you have, know what you need, and know what you want = these things help you understand your own power.
Erin Anthony
01:38:24
I would love more info on a Lights Out campaign for my area on Miss. Flyway, please.
Yoseif Leevy
01:38:28
All that sounds so beautiful however why don't these organizations include the Handicapped and Disabled???
Katherine Rossbach
01:38:51
Children may be the future, and I certainly have hope, being a teacher - but children can't vote yet. Educating adults who might not normally care is very important too. It is not the job of children to lead - we must lead by example, first
Lesley Handa
01:39:16
Other issues that need attention - how plastics and trash affect pelagic bird species, and conservation of pelagic bird species in general. We need to do more to speak up about these species that we don't often see everyday. We need to address the issues with pesticide use as they are annihilating the insect populations that support bird populations. Addressing use of rodenticide that negatively affects raptor populations. Preparing legislation to protect species that will migrate towards more stable areas in the future - species that will be "climate refugees".
Jamie Sigaran
01:39:18
A target is typically an elected official who has the power to give you want you want. It can be a mayor on city council or a member of Congress.
Kim Brand
01:39:32
This approach is SO helpful - we might wish we could educate and persuade everyone, but there's only so much time in each day, so many volunteers we can recruit, etc. Focusing our limited resources on the one person who can give you what you want helps us win.
Judith Gottesman
01:39:47
https://blog.nwf.org/2011/10/north-americas-1st-wildlife-refuge-lake-merritt-oakland-ca/
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:40:02
Are there Audubon Nature Centers and Audubon Chapters along the US/Mexico border?
Jamie Sigaran
01:40:05
Tier 2 targets influence your Tier 1 targets!
Elizabeth Smith
01:40:06
I am a Tier 2 Target! I invite local Audubon to work with my students each year.
Yoseif Leevy
01:40:23
We really need to educate adults on just how important Bird Conservation is and the Conservation of Wildlife, Not just asking for Monies.
Judith Gottesman
01:40:35
people who are disabled in any way should be included.
Kathy Woolsey
01:41:09
Garden Clubs
Judith Gottesman
01:41:12
educated public & HOAs not to let their cats out. promote vegan, pesticide-free farming to protect birds and their land and water sources.
Justine Hanson
01:41:29
Totally agree about educating adults - so much of enviro education is aimed at kids, which is great. But kids often grow up and forget all about what they learned and then get caught up in other things.
Bruce Gibson
01:41:41
An often overlooked ally can be your local weatherman. In Miami, they often speak openly about climate change and the impact on animals, not just humans.
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:41:59
Do we have Audubon Chapters in Mexico and Canada or is this only a one nation organization?
Yoseif Leevy
01:42:15
My husband is Blind and he is a long time in good standing member of Audubon and Cornell Labs, and Cornell is the only ones out side of the ABA that does anything with the Blind (Adults).
Lesley Handa
01:42:20
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A San Diego Audubon works in the county at the border.
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:42:35
Thanks Lesley
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:42:39
That makes me so happy! Great story!!
Judith Gottesman
01:42:39
audubon is worldwide. i joined Venezuela’s years ago,
Gail Landy
01:42:40
My facebook friends love nature and so do Maryland Sierra Club members.
Jamie Sigaran
01:43:06
Do you know who is out there who will stop at nothing to see you lose your campaign? Opponents are those who are organized against your goal.
Elizabeth Smith
01:43:59
In regards to Opponents...we will have a lot of work in that area here in Florida
Jamie Sigaran
01:43:59
Not every business may be against you, but it is important to know what industry groups are out there who may challenge you. Opposition research is crucial.
Jamie Sigaran
01:44:10
Tactics come last! Say it with me!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:44:22
Tactics come last! :)
Kim Brand
01:44:24
Tactics come last!
Graham Sampson
01:44:39
Belize has a strong 50 year old Audubon, originally associated with Florida. Co-manages many reserves.
Lesley Handa
01:45:16
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A You're welcome! Also there are National Wildlife Refuges on the border, many which are taking a huge hit with construction of the border wall. https://www.npr.org/2020/01/14/795215639/border-wall-threatens-national-wildlife-refuge-thats-been-40-years-in-the-making
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:45:16
After this webinar, you can find ‘Audubon Near You’ here: https://www.audubon.org/about/audubon-near-you
Yoseif Leevy
01:45:23
We at Retired Backyard Birders can be found on YouTube and Twitter - We support Bird Conservation. And we welcome all birders and those who love wildlife to join with us in Rewilding the World. No Age restrictions everyone is welcome. (FREE).
Jamie Sigaran
01:45:26
As organizers, we want to jump to tactics first. But if we don't take the time to understand how the tactic influences your target, we can lose a lot of time and resources.
Jamie Sigaran
01:45:58
Tactics are never done for symbolic reasons. They are done with a purpose and a goal!
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:46:04
Yes, Lesley, that is why I am here!
David Robinson
01:47:15
Staying nonpartisan, will Audubon be trying to organize and turnout environmental/conservation/bird-loving voters?
Melissa Benzinger McGlynn
01:47:18
How do you establish a new Audubon Chapter? We had one here that dissolved years before I joined.
Elaine DeSimone
01:47:45
Would these campaigns be working under the direction of an Audubon staff member, or just on our own?
Yoseif Leevy
01:47:49
Audubon is a good organization and we all need to not just talk but act tangibly on these issuses.
David Robinson
01:47:55
We can’t pretend that the results of elections don’t have huge impacts on the success or failure of our efforts to pass policy
Wanda Goleman
01:47:59
Definitely need info on how to start new chapter.
Sue Meyer
01:48:00
Glad to know I will be able to download the advocacy manual!!!! My brain is already full!
Bonnie Witmer
01:48:11
seems that we need to have a focus, rather than a shotgun approach. What are the highest priorities for Audubon National.
Elizabeth Smith
01:48:31
What can I do more in my classroom/school community?
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:48:32
How are Audubon Chapters working with National Wildlife Refuges on the border, many which are taking a huge hit with construction of the border wall.
Charity Steere
01:48:43
How do you identify the campaign you want to pursue?
Erin Anthony
01:49:08
an in-house appeal: let's walk the walk. No more plastic on the magazine, no more fleece (!) blankets as subscription incentives, etc. No wasteful tchotchkes. Reduce paper mailings. Thank you.
Lesley Handa
01:49:15
Honestly, it is tough to have both this chat window and the presentation as, I feel I want to talk to everyone here in the chat but also listen to the presentation. Maybe there should be a separate time in the future to have an active chat room outside of a presentation?
Reshma Mongia
01:50:19
I support Lesley’s idea - perhaps a virtual focus group at a dedicated time to brainstorm ideas together
Charity Steere
01:50:24
Yes to Erin Anthony re: in-house!!!!
Sue Meyer
01:50:33
How can I get tabling brochures and pamphlets to distribute that tell people exactly how they can sign petitions etc that address what is going on in congress at the national level?
Yoseif Leevy
01:50:37
Sorry I am going to fast my husband is blind and has so much to share with you all about Bird Conservation and restoration and it is not costly. You don't need loads of monies to do Conservation. It starts in your own back yard.
Laura Neale
01:50:39
How does my local bird club become an Audubon Chapter?
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:51:02
That’s great feedback! We will be holding office hours and providing other opportunities to interact more directly.
Reshma Mongia
01:51:20
What can I do at my office?
Jeff Manker
01:51:28
How do I get the I stand with Seabirds poster on the wall behind you?
Elizabeth Smith
01:52:03
I am with Jeff...how do we get a copy of that poster?
Lesley Handa
01:52:18
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A we should chat outside of this presentation. There are some stories of what went on in the refuge here in San Diego when they first put up the wall here in San Diego in the 90's.
Yoseif Leevy
01:52:19
Laura Neale, Audubon has a PDF on how to start a chapter I have read it however it is really really out dated.
Leigh Altadonna
01:52:28
The scheduling of a webinar series is a great use of this media tool — thank you for capitalizing at this important conservation crosswroads
Alison Enchelmaier
01:52:42
How do you determine if you have the capacity for a particular campaign/action? If you don't have enough boots on the ground, how do you bring new people in?
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:52:42
Ooh, we will have to follow up about that poster! So glad you like it.
Lesley Handa
01:52:43
Yes! I want that poster I stand with seabirds too!
Laura Neale
01:52:44
Thanks, Yoseif
Gail Landy
01:52:49
We need to be active politically. How can we call out this anti environmental administration?
David Robinson
01:52:51
Elephant in the room: 2020 Elections — national & state. In what way(s), if any, will/can Audubon get involved?
Judith Gottesman
01:53:04
me, too! i’d love to post that poster. I live by the bay with seabirds and the hoa tries to scare them away.
Patricia Hettick
01:53:09
Impeachment....
Lesley Handa
01:53:20
Feel free to send a bunch of the posters to San Diego Audubon if you have extra!
Lesley Handa
01:53:49
That is terrible Judith!
Charity Steere
01:54:04
If we get environmental voters to the polls with specific issues, we will win the national by getting right-minded people to vote.
Yoseif Leevy
01:54:15
We are trying to open an Audubon here in Monticello Florida since the Tallahassee Chapter wont even talk to us at all cause we are a small town and cant raise the $$$$$ they want.
Judith Gottesman
01:54:30
yes, the hoa spent thousands installing wires on roofs to repel them.
Lesley Handa
01:54:44
Which species?
Patricia Hettick
01:54:46
HOAS need to adhere to the Migratory Bird Act!
Alison Enchelmaier
01:54:53
How can our chapters maintain relationships with elected officials that align for some of our environmental goals but not all?
Erin Anthony
01:55:00
It is a beautiful poster. I also think we need fewer posters in the world... paper, packaging, fossil fuel shipping..... sorry for being a downer.
Christina Karas
01:55:08
Yes, Charity — I heard of a study that showed how surprisingly low the voter turnout among environmentalists is!
Leslie Weatherly
01:55:09
If you see the current administration as an opponent, you will not make progress. The key is to find out what the issues are (listening sessions) and identify "what's in it for them" to move mutual interests ahead. It may be small steps at first, but eventually you can light a fire.
Judith Gottesman
01:55:16
i reported it to US Fish & Wildlife but seems it’s legal. seagulls, mostly, but we get all types.
Lesley Handa
01:55:29
where are you judith?
Alison Enchelmaier
01:55:47
How can we make advocacy accessible to people who work 9-5?
Brett Eaton
01:55:51
Leslie that’s a very solid point and something that I feel is often overlooked.
Judith Gottesman
01:56:01
northern CA
Brett Casey
01:56:07
future topic: how can we utilize the upcoming elections to leverage change at the local, state, and national level.
Yoseif Leevy
01:56:08
What if your Local chapter wont TALK with you cause your husband is blind.
David Robinson
01:56:21
Given that climate change is, according to your presentation, the #1 threat to birds, how will Audubon be involved in trying to get voters to the polls who support candidates & policies to aggressively address climate change?
Leslie Weatherly
01:56:22
Thanks Brett, I agree. It is important to make friends, not enemies!!!
Leigh Altadonna
01:56:35
Audubon’s equity and diversity initiatives will require us to think about environmental justice and the engagement of traditionally underserved communities in our conservation and policy initiatives.
Patricia Hettick
01:57:07
I disagree Leslie.....Democrats are being too nice and that is why they are losing.
Gail Landy
01:57:09
I love watching birds and identifying different birds. I would like to know how to make my yard more bird friendly.
Patricia Hettick
01:57:26
We need to fight fire with fire....
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
01:57:34
Thank you so much for joining! Just a note that we will be following up with a recording of this webinar, as well as additional resources, and a survey to tell us what you thought! If you have any questions that come up after this webinar, you can reach out to us at campaigns@audubon.org
Kathy Fell
01:57:38
could we build a list of issues, prioritize them and build regional campaign materials that can be shared ....
Yoseif Leevy
01:57:40
Wow I can't believe these lady's have not even said anything about handicapped people.
David Robinson
01:57:44
2020 elections — no mention? not even to say whether Audubon will do anything to try to affect them?
Kate Knight
01:57:52
We need to figure out how to gather information to share with those who might disagree ...so they can also be aware of how conservation can be a benefit to their situation
Leslie Weatherly
01:58:08
I guess we can agree to disagree. I am a staunch Republican and I find Democrats too extreme on many important issues!
Judith Gottesman
01:58:28
Yoseif, I hope they address it in follow-up email or next webinar.
Lesley Handa
01:58:35
Judith, we should talk outside of this session, I'd like to hear more about which species.
Leslie Weatherly
01:58:44
I feel it is important not to separate into groups. Rather, leave politics behind.
Judith Gottesman
01:59:18
it’s mostly seagulls with other birds who live by SF Bay,
Patricia Hettick
01:59:26
You cannot leave politics behind.......
SAMSUNG-SM-G930A
01:59:27
Maybe we are all too nice to discuss critical conservation issues.
Jamie Sigaran
01:59:47
501c3s cannot endorse, however you can educate and you can talk about the issues.
Kate Knight
02:00:04
Outreach to Tier 1 people/groups using inclusive language
Yoseif Leevy
02:00:06
Anyone wanting to do some real No cost Conservation/Rewilding - Find us on Twitter and or YouTube. Retired Backyard Birders needs you, no restrictions.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:00:24
Yes, Catherine. An invite is coming to a policy webinar happening shortly where you can learn more about priorities.
Patricia Hettick
02:00:40
Send out questionnaires to both parties......you can do that...
Leslie Weatherly
02:00:43
How data oriented is the Audubon society. Is this a way to reach those who need convincing that we are facing a crisis?
Jamie Sigaran
02:00:55
7 minutes
Lesley Handa
02:01:16
Which gulls?
Elaine DeSimone
02:01:25
I have to hop off, thank you so much!!
Jamie Sigaran
02:01:37
Thank you, Elaine!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:01:39
Thanks for joining Elaine!
Yoseif Leevy
02:01:42
We look forward to new webinars from Audubon...This is a Blessing :)
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:01:58
Thank you! We are so glad you have joined us, and for your helpful feedback!
Stacy Elliott
02:02:00
Will you connect the attendees of these webinars by region so we can connect to advocate together?
Ann Kaminski
02:02:09
Thank you for this opportunity!
Jamie Sigaran
02:02:10
Feel free to reach out to us at campaigns@audubon.org!
Judith Gottesman
02:02:12
lesley Handa, check your Linked In for my contact info
Patricia Hettick
02:02:20
Thank you.
Jamie Sigaran
02:02:21
We will share materials and recordings shortly.
Lesley Handa
02:02:27
Will do Judith!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:02:43
We will be sending along links, additional resources, and a recording in the follow-up email in the next day or two. So look out for it. Any additional questions, reach out to campaigns@audubon.org
Erin Anthony
02:02:53
Thank you, everyone. Good night.
Yoseif Leevy
02:02:59
I just wish our local chapter was friendly but we are use to working alone.
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:03:02
Will YOU find your flock? Get excited!!!
Fire Tablet
02:03:19
Thanks for all comments
Joan Vassilakos
02:03:38
Fight hard for birds!
Lesley Handa
02:03:46
Thank you everyone for caring for the birds. Don't give up and keep up the good fight towards protecting the birds!
Jamie Sigaran
02:03:47
Take a photo and share it with us at campaigns@audubon.org :-) Let's show our flock, our people, our power.
Yoseif Leevy
02:03:48
I wish our Tallahassee Flock was friendly but not to us sadly.
Kim Brand
02:03:51
Fun photo!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:03:57
Thank you all so much for joining us! Send your #FindYourFlock pictures to campaigns@audubon.org and share it widely on social using the hashtag #FindYourFlock
Christina Karas
02:03:59
Thank you. This webinar was informative and encouraging.
Yoseif Leevy
02:04:44
Our Personal Flock of 500 is on Twitter
Sue Meyer
02:04:58
Thank you to all!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:05:10
That’s exciting! Use the hashtag #FindYourFlock to show us your flock!
Kahlulee Kahleelee
02:05:19
thank you ladies. :)
Kim Brand
02:05:19
Thank you everyone! Great webinar.
Yoseif Leevy
02:05:22
Thank you ladies
Leslie Weatherly
02:05:25
Thank you!
Amanda Mourant (Audubon)
02:05:28
Thank you so much for joining us. You will be landed on a page to download the advocacy guide. And we will be in touch.
Charity Steere
02:05:29
Thanks ......good stuff!