Chapter 30: Family Life Educators in the Legislative Process

by Marlene S. Lobberecht

Tips for Public Policy Involvement 101

In this introductory webinar, Marlene Lobberecht, MS, CFLE, discusses basic public policy information, including how to get involved, the difference between advocacy and lobbying, and 10 of the 11 advocacy levels, with specific tips to help the novice become a more professional issue advocate.

Length: 90 minutes. Approved for 1.5 CFLE contact hours of continuing education credit.

Report: Solutions Storytelling: Messaging to Mobilize Support for Children's Issues (PDF)

The Child Advocacy 360 Foundation created the Communications Catalyst Initiative to persuade foundations and organizations to support more robust strategic communication programs using the most effective, persuasive messages. Done well, communications can stimulate greater citizen activism and support for programs to improve lives and help level the playing field for the underserved.

Video: The Story of Solutions

Sustainability activist Annie Leonard is known for her short, animated "Story of" films believe it's possible to create a society based on better not more, sharing not selfishness, community not division. The Story of Change examines what it will take to break away from our current system. The Story of Broke calls for a shift in government spending toward investments in clean, green solutions—renewable energy, safer chemicals and materials, zero waste and more—that can deliver jobs and a healthier environment. It's time to rebuild the American Dream; but this time, let's build it better.

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