Stewart Clifton, lobbyist for the League of Women Voters of Tennessee, will review major actions in the state legislature this year during a lunchtime talk in Oak Ridge on Tuesday.
Stewart Clifton will be the guest speaker at Lunch with the League on Tuesday, May 16, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Social Hall of the Oak Ridge Unitarian Universalist Church, which is located at 809 Oak Ridge Turnpike. The community is invited to attend.
In this presentation, he will review important actions of the recently completed Tennessee General Assembly, a press release said. Some attention will be given to a discussion of legislative advocacy skills. There will be time for questions and answers, the release said.
Lunch with the League is sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Oak Ridge, and it is open to the public. There is no cost to attend, and reservations are not needed, the press release said. Box lunches will be available starting at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis for $8, or you may bring your own. Coffee and tea are provided.
Clifton is an attorney and government relations specialist who focuses on representing and counseling Tennessee nonprofits at the state level. He currently works with various groups such as Alliance for Nonprofit Excellence, Alzheimer’s Tennessee, National Association of Social Workers, and Tennessee Association for the Education of Young Children.
A native of Memphis, he has lived in Nashville since 1969. A member of the Tennessee Bar since 1977, he is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt Law School. He worked as a staff attorney for the Legal Aid Society (Nashville and Middle Tennessee) and as staff attorney and then executive director of the Tennessee Alliance for Legal Services for more than two decades. He then established a government relations practice focused on nonprofit organizations, the press release said.
Clifton also regularly volunteers to speak to citizen groups about how to effectively engage in public policy advocacy at the state and local level, the release said. He is a well-known presenter and speaker for attorneys, other professionals, and professional associations on topics including legislative advocacy, state and local government, public interest law, environmental law, and law as it relates to nonprofit corporations.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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