NARFE National Headquarters Trains LCAT Leaders

NARFE National Headquarters Trains LCAT Leaders

LCAT Leaders Trained

 NARFE LCAT Leaders  Front Row L-R Dan McGrath, Maryland Federation President, Sarah Weismann, National Grassroots Program Manager, Dr. Sudha Haley, Federation Legislative Committee  (FLC) Chair, Jerry Kerner, FLC leader, Chuck Caloia, Chapter Leader, Back Row: L-R  Dr. Bruce Fowler, Chapter Leader, Chuck Thomas, FLC Leader, Dick Strombotne, MD Federation Treasurer, & Ed Bice SLC Chair (Missing in photo are: LCAT FLC leaders Bishop Dr. Gary Roundtree, Cel Aguigui, Kathy Siggins & Louise Woods and LCAT Chapter Leaders Minnedore Green and Retha Flack)

 The Maryland Federation Legislative Committee Advocacy Team (LCAT) Leaders collaborated with NARFE’s National Legislative Department’s Grassroots Program Manager, Sarah Weissmann, for their first training on December 8, 2014.  Half of the LCAT comprises of Maryland Federation’s Legislative Committee Representatives and the other half are Maryland Federation Chapter leaders.  During the training the LCAT leaders were joined by Maryland Federation Executive Board members and Chairs.

 NARFE National Headquarters views the LCAT leaders as Liaisons to Maryland Federation’s Chapters and to Maryland Congressional Lawmakers and their Offices.  During the training, National Grassroots Program Manager Sarah Weissmann provided a plethora of resources that she has made available for successful grassroots advocacy.   As Liaisons, LCAT Leaders will keep Maryland Federation members informed, and working through Chapter Legislative Officers, will be available to train members when appropriate.  As Congressional Liaisons, LCAT Leaders will be resources to Chapters, coordinate and participate in Congressional lawmakers’ meetings, and help Chapters continue to build relationships with our lawmakers.   NARFE Headquarters has in the past and will continue to collaborate with LCAT Leaders in community involvement, public events, and fundraisers.

 LCAT Leaders are preparing for the Maryland Federation’s Crusade to Capitol Hill on March 17, 2015.  From March 14-17, LCAT Leaders will participate in the NARFE National Legislative Training Conference, from where they will lead the Crusade to our Lawmakers on Capitol Hill.  LCAT Leaders will be calling on Chapter leaders to work together and join forces for our productive Maryland Federation’s Legislative Advocacy Crusade on March 17, 2015, and for the rest of the year.

 Sudha K. Haley, Ph.D.

NARFE Maryland Federation Legislative Committee Chair

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