Local advocates meet with reps. to hone their skills
ANORTH ANDOVER — The odds are long against any bill getting passed by the state Legislature.
“There are a lot of bills filed each session, anywhere from 6 to 8 thousand bills, so it requires a lot of advocacy to help bills percolate to the top,” said State Representative Tram Nguyen.
She was addressing a forum in January where advocacy was both practiced and discussed by The Climate Justice Group from the North Parish Church in North Andover.
Nguyen and State Representative Christina Minicucci were both at the event, which was held via Zoom and was attended by more than 80 people from North Andover, Lawrence, Boxford, Andover and other communities. Most, but not all of those in the audience were members of the Climate Justice Group.