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LEAD stands for Legislative Education and Advocacy Day. LEAD is the annual NASW-NJ Chapter event that brings hundreds of social work students and professionals to the State House in Trenton. The goal of this event is to further social workers’ knowledge about policy issues in substantive areas of social work practice, teach participants about legislative advocacy, and provide an opportunity for social workers to lobby on behalf of specific legislation.

When: 03/26/2015
9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Where: The Contemporary Auditorium
176 West State Street
Trenton, NJ 
Contact: Renee Koubiadis
732-296-8070 x 14

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Legislative Education & Advocacy Day (LEAD)

March 26, 2015

9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Check-in begins at 9:00 am


9:30 AM          Introduction/Welcome: Walter Kalman

9:40 AM        Policymaking in Trenton

                        Kevin Drennan, Executive Director Senate Majority Office

        Steve Gardner, Executive Director Assembly Majority Office

10:10 AM          Public Policy Process in Trenton: AJ Sabath & Renee Koubiadis

        -How a Bill Becomes a Law

        -The Governor and Executive Orders

        -State Agencies and the Regulatory Process

        -Social Work Issues in Trenton



10:45 AM        Kelly Ganges, Chief of Staff to Mercer County Executive, Brian Hughes


11:10 AM        Liz Mahn, Senate Education Committee

        Allison Accetola, Economic Growth and Commerce Committees


11:40 AM        Nick DiRocco, Deputy Chief of Staff to Governor Christie


12:30 PM        Lunch & Roundtable Discussions: Joyce Campbell & Widian Nicola, NASW-NJ

         Legislative and Social Action Committee


1:00 PM          Optional Statehouse Tour for up to 50 people or observe Assembly Session



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