We had a local lobby day prior to the Supreme Court hearings on Prop 8, here at the Capitol. It was put on by Equality California I think, along with a couple other organizations. They gave lobbyists free training and send them in groups to various legislators. From what I heard, it was a great experience. Unfortunately, I opted to volunteer to run the 'letter writing bar' where lobbyists could come in between visits and write letters to legislators and/or editors, etc. No one came. I would have much rather had the lobbying experience.
Good luck. I agree with the others somewhat. Although if you did join in, then you might end up getting some in person training and be better equipped to go out on your own. Just a thought. Of course, the calls and donation begging come along with that...
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Coretta Scott King