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  • Massachusetts Leadership Academy | Strengthening the Next Generation of Activists for Social Change
    you tell So far the most fun on site coaching event is a very lively interactive message development session which helps volunteer activists and professional advocates learn how to turn a Chicken Little story that people ignore into a Little Train that Could story that makes people want to Featured Trainings What Does it Take to Promote Positive Change in Our Communities by admin on Jun 13 2012 No Comments Answer One person or organization willing to be a part of a greater network fueled by a common vision for the right solution Individuals organizations communities learning from each other drawing from a comprehensive library of public policy resources and organizing tools Leadership Academy Training Programs Be part of the Academy s 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 Latest entries advocacy Highlighting Organizers Lew Finfer by admin on Dec 5 2013 No Comments Lew Finfer from MCAN PICO Co Chaired the successful Raise up Massachusetts effort to get over a quarter of a million signatures to improve the lives of a million or so workers In this picture Lew is wearing a pin from Martin Luther King s last campaign Lew is an organizer without peer in Massachusetts Here is an advocacy Featured immigration reform On the Agenda at Last Immigration Reform No Excuses by admin on Jan 30 2013 No Comments from Ali Noorani s Huffington s Post in part Less than a week to go till the March FOR America and the immigration blame game is kicking into full gear Democrats are blaming Republicans Republicans are blaming Democrats Meanwhile the DC punditry aided and abetted by a front pageWashington Post story that doesn t have a source to cite is tripping advocacy Featured tax breaks TAX BREAKS for Ben Affleck Tax hikes for everyone else by admin on Jan 28 2013 No Comments Joan Vennochi does it again A sharp spin on a current hot debate in this case revenues Here in part TAX BREAKS for Ben Affleck Tax hikes for everyone else As he calls for 1 9 billion in new taxes that proposal didn t add up for Governor Deval Patrick So he s also proposing to cap the film tax advocacy Autism Resources Michael Forbes Wilcox One Man s Mission Bring much needed assistance to autistic adults and others who are not now served by admin on Jan 26 2013 No Comments Of course the campaign to bring much needed services to autistic adults and others is not just one man s mission In fact the effort is being led by The Asperger s Association of New England AANE and they

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  • Massachusetts Leadership Academy | Strengthening the Next Generation of Activists for Social Change
    The most fun message training ever by admin on Jun 27 2012 No Comments What kind of story do you tell So far the most fun on site coaching event is a very lively interactive message development session which helps volunteer activists and professional advocates learn how to turn a Chicken Little story that people ignore into a Little Train that Could story that makes people want to Featured Trainings What Does it Take to Promote Positive Change in Our Communities by admin on Jun 13 2012 No Comments Answer One person or organization willing to be a part of a greater network fueled by a common vision for the right solution Individuals organizations communities learning from each other drawing from a comprehensive library of public policy resources and organizing tools Leadership Academy Training Programs Be part of the Academy s 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 Latest entries Featured Uncategorized DeLeo said They are tough they are knowledgeable and they are respectful They re great by admin on Jul 22 2012 No Comments Adrian Walker in the Globe Saturday July 21 Bob DeLeo has served in the Legislature for a long time and he isn t easily impressed by a group of lobbyists But the House speaker grows rapturous when he talks about a group of teenagers from Lowell who have stalked him and his House members all summer Featured Vetoes More News by admin on Jul 17 2012 No Comments State House News Tuesday the 17th of July The House on Tuesday plans to take a vote to fully restore a 20 million salary reserve for human service providers that Gov Deval Patrick cut in half with a veto when he signed the fiscal 2013 budget Human service providers pressing for an override say low paid workers have Featured Uncategorized Mass Leadership Academy One Mass Go Up and Down at the Same Time by admin on Jul 15 2012 No Comments Announcement The Public Policy Institute and it s two projects ONE Massachusetts and the Massachusetts Policy and Leadership Academy have moved out of our incubator at 30 Winter St where we have happily shared space with Health Care for All and Community Catalyst for many years Lew Finfer s MCAN will stay right where it is As of July 1 PPI Featured Protesters Chain Wheelchairs Together Halt Traffic in Beacon Hill to Fight MBTA Fare Hikes by admin on Jun 24 2012 No Comments From City News Transit activists in wheelchairs chained themselves together and blocked traffic in front of the State House Monday to protest part of Governor Deval Patrick s plan

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  • Lessons from Macedonia | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    delivering a modified Real Clout presentation to 25 young people in a Casino on the Greek border cheap rooms Each participant was affiliated with a CSO focused on fixing specific problem for a particular group of people by correcting or creating a new law or regulation or administrative policy I d already met with most of the folks in the room in a whirlwind of 1 1 visits and was already impressed with each groups data based analysis of a current problem the proposed solution as well as their list of community allies and l coalition members and finally the names of their existing supporters and potential champions in the Executive Department and Parliament So what did they need to hear from me that would help them build their power and increase their internal capacity to make the policy changes they wanted to make It was the same exact lesson that so many advocacy groups in the USA are learning the real source of power and influence in a democracy is the capacity to identify educate and mobilize a district based network of community opinion makers to communicate with their own elected officials And the looks I got At first I thought it was the usual Well grassroots lobbying s different here and I thought about the excuses I had heard in North Dakota It s too cold or Florida It s too hot or Maine It s Black Fly season or even my own Dorchester neighborhood in Boston I already have 5 meetings this week But it was different in Macedonia There is no robust cultural tradition for lobbying that we call civic engagement there like accountability meetings with elected or appointed policy makers or letter writing campaigns or mass actions in the Halls of Government Never mind Occupy Wall Street Lobbying is a dirty word in Macedonia too right up there with politics When I presented the standard Real clout definition of lobbying as influencing people in authority governments who are deciding who gets what where and when without resorting to physical violence I really got the skeptical looks After all I was in a room full of people who had grown up on stories of family members who died fighting in the streets or in their mountains in the various wars revolutions and internal ethnic conflicts waged to mark their borders and decide who ruled their lovely country for the last 2000 years or so And if the story tellers had passed there were huge heroic statutes all over the city to remind them My favorite honored the barefooted women soldiers of Macedonia and my next favorite was a 200 foot gold plated statue of Alexander the Great which was erected to solidify the historical continuation of the Macedonian people and their descent from the military leader And one leader who was actually a teacher was Dame Damjan Gruev one of the founders of the Macedonian Revolutionay Organization Nevertheless he has his own statue on a horse

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  • History and Legacy of the Welfare Rights Movement Videos | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Staff Did you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos Featured History and Legacy of the Welfare Rights Movement Videos by admin on Apr 27 2012 6 14 pm No Comments And here is Claradine Cowell a Leader in the Massachusetts Welfare Rights Movement telling her story She is introduced by Lee Staples a former organizer for Mass Welfare rights Tags

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  • 409 | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    the advancement of social economic and racial justice Mission History Trainings Resource Library About Mission History Staff Did you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos 409 by admin on May

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  • senate budget | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    History Staff Did you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos Posts tagged senate budget Featured The Senate Budget Process by admin on May 21 2012 No Comments Smart and savvy advocates got their amendments filed last Friday and are now trying to coax more Senators to email the Senate Clerk that they wish to be a co sponsor of their

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  • Leave No Stone Unturned | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    advancement of social economic and racial justice Mission History Trainings Resource Library About Mission History Staff Did you hear Trainings Upcoming Events Monthly Samplings Leadership Programs Case Studies Campaigns Partners Resource Library Publications Videos Leave No Stone Unturned by admin

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?attachment_id=994 (2016-02-09)
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  • First Look – House Ways and Means Budget | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Means budget Find it here Trust me its really really good Faced with a significant budget deficit for Fiscal Year 2013 the House Ways and Means Committee HWM proposes to balance the budget largely through cuts and other savings There are meaningful cuts in a number of areas including Public Health and Early Education Care Meanwhile more detailed analysis is coming in from the Mass Public Health Association for instance

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=859 (2016-02-09)
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