Winter Wildlands Alliance Ambassador Caroline Gleich at a public meeting on Bears Ears National Monument during the summer of 2016 (@carolinegleich): “Showed up at 9 am, waited in 95 degree heat for two hours to get a spot in this room. I’m not going to lie and say that attending these meetings is the most glamorous part of activism. It’s not. It’s uncomfortable. It’s slow- it can take all day- The crowds can be intimidating and at times it feels like a battleground. Preparing a thoughtful statement requires research and preparation and practice. No matter how many times I practice, my voice quivers when I start to speak. My hands shake. It’s a huge adrenaline rush. But I’m stoked to be here and make my voice heard. #protectbearsears “
Town Hall 101
For more great tips and further reading check out Caroline’s Where Do We Go From Here: How To Become a Citizen Activist.