Influencing Federal and Local Policy


 In this third session of DC Advocacy Partners, partners will begin to understand:

The disability community as a voting bloc. 
How to identify critical city and federal issues and the process by which they can personally address their concerns.
How a bill becomes a law at the federal level.
The best ways to advocate for policy and budget change in DC.

Skill Sets

Partners will begin to:

Prepare to give testimony.
Appropriately use statistics and citations in testimonies and meetings.

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Will Swenson

Program Director, Institute for Educational Leadership

Ed Lazere

Executive Director, DC Fiscal Policy Institute


Session 3 Partial Resources List

DC Boards and Committees 

DC Council Advocacy Flow Chart

DC Council Tips for Testifying 

Understanding and Creating Citations

About the Federal Legislative Process

About the Local Legislative Process

Summary of Disability and Voting Statistics

Community Involvement

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Long-Term Project

Long Term Project Hand-in Sheet (due at the April session)