Through the corporate-funded American Legislative Exchange Council, global corporations and state politicians vote behind closed doors to try to rewrite state laws that govern your rights. These so-called "model bills" reach into almost every area of American life and often directly benefit huge corporations. ALEC ranks Idaho as their 7th most important targets of all 50 states. For decades, special interests have been using the Idaho legislature to further their far-right agenda. https://www.alecexposed.org

Presentation/Training Costs

0-90 Minutes - $100
1.5 - Hours - $250
3-5 Hours - $500

Additional fees for travel, lodging, and meals determined by the Federal per diem rate. Special rates for all groups based on membership and need. Please contact us for details and to schedule: uvidaho@gmail.com

“UVI delivered a day-long workshop in Idaho Falls and it was profoundly important. It gave us a HUGE surge of confidence and energy!  We really felt we had the tools to build a movement. We are more confident about approaching people: we know what to ask and how to ask it. We have a greater sense of our purpose and how we can get there: we need to build a movement, not a reaction. We know how to develop a process for building that movement:  steps to organizing and why a plan is important. We understand the need for strategies and tactics and the difference between the two: critical to planning. We have a better understanding of what it takes to make organizing successful: know your assets, know your allies and opponents, find what issues and interests will move them (know their interests!).  It's not enough to be right; be strategic! Build power; leverage power strategically. Recognize that building a movement is the key to change. These are just some of the many highlights of this training that were particularly important to our organizing efforts in a rural part of the state.” -Judy Schmidt

The State Innovation Exchange (SiX) is a national resource and strategy center that supports state legislators in advancing and defending progressive policies across the country. With a long-term vision of building progressive power and infrastructure at the state level, we have built a network of more than 1,500 elected officials who represent all 50 states. https://stateinnovation.org

Recommended Reading for Adults and Children. This list was compiled in conjunction with the Sociology Department of Boise State University