Date & Time: Thursday, March 5, 2020 | 1PM - 2PM EST
Duration: 45-60 minutes
Price: FREE for Members | $19.00 for Non-Members
Themes: Information Management | Advocacy
Credits: 1 LGARA Certificate Credit (NAGARA)
(NOTE: ICRM no longer provides pre-approval for events less than one hour in length; however, you may still petition ICRM to receive credit for attending this webinar, which is usually approved in most instances)
LGARA Core Competency Areas: Pending
Abstract/Overview: In 2018 a group of county archivists and interested parties banded together to draft a bill that opens records exempt from the public records law after 75 years. The bill very successfully moved through the state legislature and became law, without the help of paid lobbyists. Learn how this grassroots movement began and the journey that local archivists traveled to transform an idea into a law.
This session will:
- provide a brief history of the grassroots movement;
- cover how the archivists found a bill sponsor;
- detail who the archivists solicited for letters of support;
- how they strategized who should provide testimony and what angles to take;
- their work with interested parties and met with key committee chairs;
- followed up on, and kept at bay, potential issues; and
- ultimately saw their bill signed into law.
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University Records Manager
The Ohio State University
Greene County Records Center and Archives