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Social and economic justice notes week 11

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Social and economic justice notes week 11 Social Work 3201

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first 3 steps of policy advocacy
Social & Economic Justice
Danielle Smith
Class Notes
social justice, economic justice, Policy, Social Work, ohio state, OSU




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Date Created: 03/28/16
Social and Economic Justice Notes – Week 11 Steps of advocacy - Identify an issue - Research the issue - Create a fact sheet - Brand the issue - Map supporters/detractors - Form a coalition - Develop educational materials - Launch a media campaign - Approach elected officials - Monitor progress Identifying an Issue - Understand how you view issue vs. how others view issue - Understand differing views so you can adequately address them - Consider funding o Understand budgeting process so you know where the funding comes from o How expenditures are approved o Budgetary constraints o Duration of funding - Offer idea as pilot project o Potential supports more willing to try idea on trial basis - Strike while iron is hot o Most effective to capitalize on issues energy o People’s attention can be moved quickly – so act quickly - Capitalize on attention to change what must be changed – this is your movement – your moment Research the issue - Share ideas with individuals who think the way you do o Provide good support and encouragement o Remember to incorporate diverse options of people who view it differently  Can see your blind spots - Find the data o What do studies, reports, articles, and books say o Consult data first can save time o If no data then good opportunity for pilot study - Capture human story o Specific individuals and their stories o Important policy can be illuminated in powerful ways o Stories can change policy and the world Fact Sheet - Title o Audience will remember o Unforgettable and powerful - Problem statement o Outlines concern o One or two simple statements - Supporting facts o Drawing on research o Chose most impressive ones - Purposed solution o Illustrate plan to address issue o Legislation, increased funding, or new approach o Brief proposed solution o Easily understood - Human interest story o Brief format o Pull at heart strings - List of supporting organizations o Can help sway people to support you o Political candidates do this all the time - Name and contact info o Easily accessible to potential supporters - Website o Great way to promote cause o Fairly cheap and easy to create o Internet is key source of information, research and communication  Using twitter for advocacy


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