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Heirs to Our Oceans Youth Policy Advocacy Retreat

Heirs To Our Oceans

Civil Society/NGOs

Redwood City/USA

Heirs to Our Oceans is Hosting a Youth Policy Advocacy Retreat focused on the Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP) and the US House of Representatives Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act.

Want to join Heirs to Our Oceans in urging lawmakers to commit to working toward a healthier and safer future for our generation? 

H2OO Policy Advocacy 3-Day intensive March 19-21 (the Americas/Caribbean/Am Samoa) / March 20-22 (Guam,CNMI) focusing on the Ocean Climate Action Plan (OCAP) and the US House of Representatives Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act and policy advocacy skill-building training with expert policy advocates!  

What are we preparing for you ask? Speaking to US Congresspersons about our needs for our future!

On April 13-14 (the Americas/Caribbean/Am Samoa) / April 14-15 (Guam,CNMI) we head to US Capitol Hill virtually for the OCAP-organized Hill Days. If you are a youth age 13-25* years in the US or a “Territory” or otherwise occupied land, we highly urge you to participate and be the voice for your generation and your community. 

Have an international perspective to share with US lawmakers? Join H2OO and take your international voice into the halls of the US Congress! * If you are age 9-12 years and are interested, please ask a non-related teacher or mentor to recommend you to attend emailing us at info@heirstoouroceans.org  

What will we do in those 3 days? A lot! 

To accommodate different time zones we are holding the Retreat 2x each day grouping participants into two time zone groupings — Group A & Group B. 

Day 1 Group A @ 9:00am-12:30pm US PST / Group B @ 3:00-6:30pm US PST 

 -Hear from a Federal Congressperson and a California State Assembly person 

 -Learn how a plan becomes a law in the US Federal system 

 -Youth policy advocates share their experiences as policy advocates

 -Research OCAP and the House Ocean-Based Climate bill at issue 


 Day 2 Group A @ 9:00-12:15pm US PST / Group B @ 3:00-6:15pm US PST 

 -Experts and experienced youth speak to strategy in approaching lawmakers seeking support of or opposition to a bill 

 -Focused workshops on the OCAP and the House Ocean-Based Climate bill 


 Day 3 Group A @ 9:00am-12:15pm US PST / Group B @ 3:00-6:15pm US PST 

 -Mock sessions with experts: Practice speaking to a Congressperson!

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