Glass Leadership Inst. Members

Raise Your Voice: Mastering Letters to the Editor for Effective Advocacy

Featuring Carmiel Arbit, Max Milkman, More Speakers to Come...

Mar 5, 4:10pm-5:35pm ET
How does ADL get our stories told in the news? What are editors looking for? In this session, you will discover how to use grassroots media as a powerful tool to influence elected officials and amplify your message. Participation in this session will help you learn the art of crafting impactful letters to the editor that will elevate your advocacy efforts.


Carmiel Arbit

Senior Director, Government Relations, ADL

Carmiel Arbit is the Senior Director for Government Relations at ADL, where she leads the federal affairs team. As ADL’s chief lobbyist, she oversees policy, legislative strategy and stakeholder engagement with Capitol Hill and the Executive. She has extensive experience working at the intersection of foreign policy and government relations. She is a nonresident senior fellow for Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, a Washington-based think tank. She was previously the Director of Strategic Engagement in AIPAC’s office of Policy and Government Affairs, where she helped drive the organization’s strategy for engaging key policy stakeholders. Prior to her time at AIPAC, she worked at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Middle East Policy. She has worked in government affairs and public diplomacy for Thomson Reuters, the American Jewish Committee and Penn Schoen and Berland Associates, and as a consultant leading the work of Key Bridge Strategies. Arbit earned her BA from George Washington University and her MS from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. She has been recognized as a top lobbyist by the Hill three years in a row, and as a top Foreign Policy Influencer by Diplomatic Courier. She is a term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a Truman national security fellow, and a member of the national board of Women’s Foreign Policy Group.

Max Milkman

Associate Director, Community Engagement, ADL

Max Milkman is the Associate Director of Community Engagement for the Anti-Defamation League’s (ADL) Government Relations, Advocacy, and Community Engagement team (G.R.A.C.E). He’s focused on building ADL’s power through volunteer advocacy and helping to lead our state advocacy efforts. Before joining ADL, Max dedicated five years to the gun violence prevention movement. He began at CeaseFirePA, where he built grassroots coalitions and organized volunteers to advocate for stronger gun laws and funding for anti-violence programs in Pennsylvania. Max also served as the Director for the Pennsylvania chapter of March For Our Lives, a youth-led gun violence prevention organization founded after the Parkland tragedy. In this role, he trained hundreds of students to organize and conduct voter registration drives and lobby lawmakers. Additionally, Max has managed or consulted for numerous political campaigns at the municipal, state, and federal levels, focusing on electing candidates who support gun safety measures.

More Speakers to Come…