Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Update on Citizen Watchdog Training this weekend

You don't want to miss the Citizen Watchdog training this weekend in Westerville, Ohio, and there's still time to register.

If you use the code TOPACTIVIST, they'll waive the $10 fee. You can register here. This is the updated agenda:

9:00 – 9:30am – Welcome and Introduction To Citizen Watchdog Program
Mary Ellen Beatty, Franklin Center
Katie Eagan, Americans for Prosperity-Ohio

9:30am – 10:45am – Investigative Reporting: Breaking Stories That Force Change
Todd Shepherd, Independence Institute

Learn to think like an investigative reporter, identify potential leads and expose backdoor deals at the municipal and state levels. In his six year reporting career between Oklahoma City and Denver, Todd has broken numerous stories, and is the winner of three regional Edward R. Murrow awards, one of those for investigative reporting.

10:45-11:15am – Follow Your Money: Local Government Spending in Ohio
Greg Lawson, Buckeye Institute

11:15-11:45am – An Overview of Ohio Public Records Law
Maggie Thurber, Former Lucas County Commissioner

11:45am – 1:00pm – James O’Keefe – Exposing the Establishment Media: Telling the Real Story
Lunch and Keynote Speaker

1:00pm-1:15pm – Break

1:15-1:45pm – How To Be a Video Activist
Jason Hart,

1:45-2:45pm – Legal Tools to Protect Your Liberties and Empower Citizens
Chris Finney, Citizens Against Spending and Taxation (COAST)
Maurice Thompson- 1851 Center for Constitutional Law

2:45-3:00pm - Break

3:00-4:00 - Social Media 101: Using New Media to Create Public Pressure
Tabitha Hale, Franklin Center

4:00-5:00pm- PANEL: Holding Your School Districts Accountable: Exposing Waste and Abuse in Ohio Public Education
Moderator: Katie Eagan, Americans for Prosperity- Ohio
Matt Mayer, Provisum Strategies LLC
Marc Schare, Worthington School Board Member
Jason Warner, School Choice Ohio
Seth Morgan, AFP-OH Policy Director

Hope to see you there!

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