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  • Renee Loth on the Value of Public Sector Jobs | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    If public employment had held steady during the recovery period according to some estimates today s unemployment rate would be 7 8 percent instead of the current 8 3 Why is a tennis pro at a private club any more useful to the economy than an elementary school gym teacher But public sector workers can t get any respect Carly Fiorina the former CEO of Hewlett Packard and a potential

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1587 (2016-02-09)
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  • A Model Memo to Grassroots Activists | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Grassroots Activists by admin on Apr 12 2012 2 54 pm No Comments It doesn t have to be fancy with a constant contact layout or on a letterhead but it does need to be clear and specific Please find here in its entirety a memo from from Lew Finfer to his grassroots activists working on youth development violence prevention and youth jobs There are 2 main asks to make of your legislators now 1 To co sponsor budget amendments to restore funding cut by House Ways and Means or increase it see below for the two windows of time they can do this one between now and tomorrow afternoon and the other up to April 24 and see below for the state legislator who is filing the amendment and your legislators should call that person s office saying they want to co sponsor the amendment 2 Asking them to attend the Caucus Meetings on these budget amendments with House leadership to fight for these amendments which are held April 24 26 during the budget debate week see below for details 1 Between now and Friday Afternoon call you state representatives and ask them to co sponsor these budget amendments

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=866 (2016-02-09)
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  • Resources | Page 2 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos Resources Featured Resources Do you have Real Clout by admin on Mar 30 2012 No Comments There s no secret for how to win the policy change you re looking for just a series of planning and organizing activities that add up to a campaign Start by learning how the policy making process works the Real Clout textbook was written to serve as a how to manual for community activists who for one reason or another Featured Resources The Path To Change from Mel King and do something by admin on Feb 8 2012 No Comments Those of us who were in attendance at the January 25 session where Mel King shared with us the lessons he learned as an organizer in Boston are still digesting those words of wisdom and trying to integrate them into their work We are still editing the video we took that night into some 15 minute Featured Resources The Cycle of Organizing by admin on Feb 2 2012 No Comments At the Mass Leadership s January 25 session called Organizing for Change Lew Finfer did not have time to walk people through this particular

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?cat=6&paged=2 (2016-02-09)
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  • Our video collection | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    you missed any of our sessions this year check this link to all the Academy Videos including the Frances Fox Piven and the Mel King sessions and the latest Parents on the March session at the Freedom House Or you can browse and watch some of the highlighted videos here Many people have told us they are using these videos for training and inspiring new organizers in Boston because each

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1493 (2016-02-09)
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  • From Freedom House to Present Day, Parents on the March: June 19 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    No Comments The Academy s Organizing for Change series continues in June with a powerful presentation that will inspire and support today s parents and organizers who are standing up for quality education in Boston Join some of the local leaders who worked with Otto and Muriel Snowden founders of the Freedom House in the 50 s and 60 s and parents who are working to improve quality public education today Discussion and small group working sessions will be led by parents who are active on key quality education policies in Boston Public Schools today Special Education Dropout Prevention and Intervention English Language Learners Student Assignment and Zero Tolerance This Organizing for Change session is co sponsored by the Freedom House the Boston Parent Organizing Network the Multi Cultural Dropout Outreach Collaborative East Boston Ecumenical Community Council Oíste Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center Massachusetts Advocates for Children Cape Verdean Community Unido and the Schott Foundation for Public Education and we welcome other sponsors Veteran organizers from the Freedom House days will be joining the discussions to offer support and advice Individual tickets 30 Group discounts available A light supper will be provided with custom cupcakes Parent leaders free Limited child care

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=929 (2016-02-09)
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  • Talking the Talk with Barney Frank: June 12! | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    10 pm No Comments Don t miss what is certain to be a lively presentation about values based messaging around delicate issues Congressman Barney Frank will lead the discussion with his experience then and now talking about GLBT issues From chicken little to the little train that could Understanding how to develop a sympathetic public persona for your issue using community values can give your campaign for change what it

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=794 (2016-02-09)
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  • Trainings | Page 2 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos Trainings Featured Trainings Lew Finfer in a 3 minute Video on Leadership for new and experienced organizers by admin on Mar 10 2012 No Comments Here is Lew Finfer in a very brief and very powerful 3 minute presentation on what it means to be a leader I have shown this to community activists to kick off a discussion about how they might strengthen their own leadership skills Check it out here Featured Trainings The Videos History and Legacy of Welfare Rights with Frances Fox Piven by admin on Feb 16 2012 No Comments Here is Frances Fox Piven telling us all the Occupy movement has set the stage for a resurgence of organizing the poor We hope this very special session in the Organizing to Change series gave new organizers and activists in the Boston area a deeper history of organizing in Boston and some inspiration Here are Featured Trainings Leadership Series Fridays in March by admin on Feb 16 2012 No Comments WOULD YOU LIKE TO STEP FORWARD BECOME A LEADER IN THESE HARD ECONOMIC TIMES Sign up today for the Academy s March Leadership Program Build

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?cat=15&paged=2 (2016-02-09)
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  • And Then We March! | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    at Rosie s place Let s take it to the streets On Wednesday December 12 at 12 00 noon we will gather at the closed gate of the Massachusetts State House right across from the famous Robert Gould Shaw Monument and march around the block to the DHCD office 100 Cambridge St to deliver a symbolic 51 A to DHCD A 51 A is a report of child neglect that someone files with the Department of Children and Families DCF As many of you know the Department of Housing and Community Development DHCD issued new restrictive eligibility requirements for EA family shelter With these new regulations 70 of families that apply for shelter are now denied One of the most concerning parts of these new regulations is that some families applying for shelter have to prove that they are literally staying in a place not meant for human habitation What constitutes a place not meant for human habitation you ask A car a park a train station a parking lot the emergency room a porch you get the idea Despite efforts to amend the regulations to include families at imminent risk of staying in a place not meant for human

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1670 (2016-02-09)
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