2012 Influencing Federal and State Policy

Competencies

In this sixth session of DC Advocacy Partners, participants will:

  • be able to identify critical city and federal issues and the process by which they can personally address their concerns.
  • be able to describe how a bill becomes a law at the city and federal levels.
  • be able to identify the best ways to advocate for policy change at the city and federal levels.
  • be able to prepare for meetings and delivering testimony to members or staff at the City Council and Congressional levels.
  • be able to advocate at the city and federal levels through written communication such as letters, postcards, and e-mails.

Agenda

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Speakers

Matt Rosen

T.J. Sutcliffe

Doreen Hodges

Melody Latimer

Handouts

Partial List of Resources on Influencing State and Federal Policy

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Volunteering on a Political Campaign, An Article by Nick Ragone

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Influencing Elected Officials & Decision Makers, a PowerPoint presentation by Matt Rosen and T.J. Sutcliffe

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A Guide to Legislative Advocacy, from the National Consortium on Leadership and Disability for Youth (NCLD)

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Council Directory of the District of Columbia

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Agency Oversight by Council Committee

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Overview of the Developmental Disabilities Reform Act

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Summary of New Needs Assessment of DC Residents with I/DD

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Videos

This collection of videos is from a longer DVD called How to Lobby the PTA Way.

http://dcpartners.iel.org/sessions/influencing-policy/advocacy-videos

Homework

There are 5 options to choose for homework. Your homework is due at the next session on July 13, 2012.

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Long Term Project Planning

These two pages have questions to help you with the planning for your Long Term Project, which is due no later than September 14.

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