Our Governor’s Cabinet section works directly with our Youth Governor.  The Youth Governor sets a legislative agenda for the State Conference. He or she then works with the Cabinet to lobby in the Legislative chambers for his or her agenda, which is comprised of specific bills or issues he or she would like to see debated and acted upon.  The Lobbyists make reasoned arguments against the Youth Governor’s agenda.

Our goal for our Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyists section is for participants to engage professionally with one another in discussing legislation about which the Youth Governor is passionate and to persuade Legislative delegates to feel similarly or differently. Participants will be able to attempt to accomplish their own goals respectfully while assisting our Youth Governor.  They will also develop debate and technical skills related to lobbying or working in the state government.

Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyist members must have at least one year of Legislative experience.  The application to participate in this section opens after the last District Conference (mid-November) and closes in mid-December for YG students and in mid-January for JYG students.  Students should review the criteria below before applying.

The Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyists Criteria and supporting materials can be found underneath the toggle below.

Please note that all of the documents and procedures serve as a reference for an in-person conference. District and State Conferences will be virtual for the 2020-2021 program year. As a result, the following documents and procedures may be modified for a virtual conference.

2020 Governor’s Cabinet and Lobbyist Updates Memo

2020-2021 Application (due December 18th for YG and January 18th for JYG)

2020-2021 High School Governor’s Policy Agenda (To be Posted After District Conferences)

2020-2021 Middle School Governor’s Policy Agenda  (To be Posted After District Conferences)

Lobbyist Manual

Lobbyist Section Description

Governor’s Cabinet Section Description