2020 Smart Justice Idaho Lobby Days

February 16, 2020 (All day)
February 18, 2020 (All day)

The Campaign for Smart Justice Idaho, in partnership with IMSI Hope Community Phase II, Systemic Change of Idaho, Idaho Prison and Criminal Justice Reform Advocates, and ACLU of Idaho is proud to host the 2020 Smart Justice Idaho Lobby Day. This lobby day is focused on the unique need to elevate the voices of individuals directly impacted by Idaho's criminal justice system – people who have been formerly incarcerated and the family and friends of current/formerly incarcerated people. Share your story and meet face-to-face with your legislators to talk about the reform issues that are most important to you.

During this three-day training, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about Idaho's legislative process and how to engage their elected officials on the issues that impact them directly. Sunday's training will cover the legislative process, how to talk to elected officials, and a review of criminal justice reform legislative priorities – such as employment opportunities for people with criminal backgrounds ("Fair Chance Employment"), sentencing reform, and public defense funding. On Monday and Tuesday, participants will meet with legislators to discuss their specific legislative interests and attend relevant judiciary committee hearings.

Sunday, Feb. 16: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Idaho Education Association, 620 N. 6th St., Boise, ID 83702


Monday, Feb. 17: 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.
a Idaho Education Association, 620 N. 6th St., Boise, ID 83702


Tuesday, Feb. 18: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Idaho Statehouse, 700 W. Jefferson St., Boise, ID 83702

No experience necessary to attend this training! Lunch provided on Sunday, lunch and light snacks provided on Monday along with all training materials. There are also limited travel scholarships available – please contact our office at 208-344-9750 x 1213 to arrange.

Questions? Please contact Ruby Mendez-Mota at rmendez@acluidaho.org