What is the role of advocacy at public gardens? Can a public garden advocate for conservation legislation? Should you engage your members and visitors in advocacy, and if so, how? If you or your staff have grappled with any of these questions, this panel discussion is for you. Learn what public gardens can and cannot do as they venture into advocacy or lobbying for conservation legislation. We will present a spectrum of activities from education to elections and clarify what is allowed as 501 (c) (3) and an outline of the political process needed to pass conservation legislation.