Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan is Vice President and Director of Public Policy at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. In this brief talk, she offers viewers some key pointers for effective advocacy with government officials. Using stories from her firsthand experiences, Gaetan emphasizes the importance of constituency paired with expertise, especially in the fight against well-funded lobbyists. Persistence and follow-up are essential. There is work to be done at all levels: federal, state, and local so one wishing to engage in the fight must ‘pick a lane’ and focus. It’s David v. Goliath so David needs to be informed and well-prepared on effective strategies.

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