FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE            April 13, 2016 For More Information, Contact: Gabe Carhart (408) 299-5050 office (650) 740-9399 cell [email protected]  SIMITIAN TO PRESENT “13 TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL ADVOCACY” AT SCOTTS VALLEY LIBRARY SAN JOSE – Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian today announced that he will be presenting his popular “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy” at the Scotts Valley Library on April 23rd, from 2pm – 4pm.
“13 Tips” is a lively, interactive presentation that Simitian has given to leadership groups, nonprofits, and community activists for many years. 
“Having served as an elected official at various level of state and local government, I’ve observed what works, and what doesn’t,” Simitian said. “Anyone who wants to be a more effective advocate – particularly in the governmental arena – should find this a useful opportunity. Making change is difficult, but it can be done if you know how to be a successful advocate. My focus in on practical tips that folks can use the minute they walk out the door.”
The presentation is free, and open to anyone who wants to successfully advocate for the causes they care about with businesses, nonprofits, and their government representatives. Space is limited, so anyone interested is encouraged to RSVP early to ensure a seat.
Simitian presented 13 tips annually at Leadership Santa Cruz for a decade while he represented the area in the State Senate. This will be Simitian’s first presentation of 13 Tips in Santa Cruz since leaving the State Legislature in 2012.
“I've seen Supervisor Simitian's presentation of his 13 Tips many, many times,” said Rose Filicetti, who is organizing the event, “but with each audience, the experience is different and I always learn something new about being a better advocate".
The event is sponsored by Digital NEST, Leadership Santa Cruz County, San Lorenzo Valley Chamber of Commerce, San Lorenzo Valley Nonprofit Leadership Roundtable, Santa Cruz Connect, Scotts Valley Chamber of Commerce, Scotts Valley Water District, and the Valley Women's Club.
What: A presentation of Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian’s “13 Tips for Successful Advocacy.” When: Saturday, April 23rd, 2pm – 4pm Where: Scotts Valley Branch Library Community Meeting Room         251 Kings Village Road, Scotts Valley RSVP:   ###  

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