Jen Walling, Executive Director of the Illinois Environmental Council, lobbies, the state legislature on behalf of environmental causes. These days, state and local government are more important than ever. State government can be difficult for average people to access, but it has a huge impact on daily life. Jen will untangle the procedures that are used to move legislation in Springfield and give advice on how organizations and individuals can make their voice heard. She will review the process for how a bill becomes a law, how to file a witness slip, how to testify in committee, and how to lobby you legislator.