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  • Featured | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    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 Featured gun control On the Agenda at Last Linsky Files Gun Violence Legislation by admin on Jan 23 2013 No Comments From the Brookline Patch in part The bill looks to close loopholes in existing state laws require mental health background checks strengthen gun storage requirements and require liability insurance for gun owners The following is a press release sent by the office of state Rep David Linsky D Natick State Rep David P Linsky announced today advocacy domestic workers Featured Uncategorized Refocusing Our Lens Domestic Workers Rights Are a Neglected Feminist Issue by admin on Jan 20 2013 No Comments Fom RH Reality Check Domestic Workers Rights The attention gap for this issue is particularly unfortunate in light of how hard domestic workers are toiling not just in their jobs but also to advocate for themselves The successful campaign for a New York Domestic Workers Bill of Rights which passed in 2010 and the campaign in California which advocacy Featured Teens Uncategorized 16 Candles and a Ballot in Lowell by admin on Nov 30 2012 No Comments Vote 17 Lowell still working at setting an example for the rest of the country We were very happy to be featured in the The New York Times Upfront magazine for students all across the country to read about our efforts to lower the voting age in Lowell from the Free Library In 2009 city advocacy Featured Resources Uncategorized Taxes for Transportation Human Services Chopped Liver by admin on Nov 25 2012 No Comments News Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried

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    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 have taken the lead in drafting and promoting two bills to implement the highest priority recommendations of the advocacy Featured gun control On the Agenda at Last Linsky Files Gun Violence Legislation by admin on Jan 23 2013 No Comments From the Brookline Patch in part The bill looks to close loopholes in existing state laws require mental health background checks strengthen gun storage requirements and require liability insurance for gun owners The following is a press release sent by the office of state Rep David Linsky D Natick State Rep David P Linsky announced today advocacy domestic workers Featured Uncategorized Refocusing Our Lens Domestic Workers Rights Are a Neglected Feminist Issue by admin on Jan 20 2013 No Comments Fom RH Reality Check Domestic Workers Rights The attention gap for this issue is particularly unfortunate in light of how hard domestic workers are toiling not

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  • Organizing for Change – Reorganizing Your Internal Resources | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    energy to reorganize you existing resources in order plan and implement a campaign to promote positive policy change in your town in your county or in your state I can hear the groans from here one more consulting firm with one more strategic planning model Yuuuk Well we re not talking about strategic planning here we re talking about strategic doing That s right strategic doing a series of doable straightforward tasks that lead your organization down a path from listening to research to planning to action and to winning Organizing for Change Community organizations often organize others this training program helps leaders board members and staff of community based groups develop the capacity to organize themselves Strengthen internal capacity to advocate for social economic and racial justice by working together with others to plan and implement a campaign to promote a positive policy change within a public or private institution What you ll learn and practice Review standards and principles of campaign strategies to implement internally Problem dissection setting research objectives Building managing a campaign coalition Developing a shared decision making process Community organizing Message development Media relations Grassroots leadership development Advocacy skill building Lew and Judy can come

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1607 (2016-02-09)
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  • Resources | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    a detailed report when the Governor files his budget on January 23 In recent days the Governor has introduced three major policy initiatives 1 Increased funding for advocacy Featured Resources Uncategorized Taxes for Transportation Human Services Chopped Liver by admin on Nov 25 2012 No Comments News Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried a shortfall of nearly 1 billion a year Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that includes higher taxes Comment Are we serious about fulling funding education reform Featured Resources New Coalition We Need Quality Schools in Every Boston Neighborhood by admin on Oct 17 2012 No Comments All parents can agree that they want their children to attend quality schools But while there is strong sentiment by some for neighborhood schools many neighborhoods do not have access to quality schools Parents and community leaders have asked for Boston education officials to focus on improving quality Will Boston finally respond to parents demands Featured Resources Trainings Speak Up to Protect Children Experiencing Homelessness Participate in Public Hearings in Springfield and Boston by admin on Oct 15 2012 No Comments The Department of Housing and Community Development DHCD has adopted emergency regulations barring most homeless families with children from emergency shelter unless they first sleep in a place not meant for human habitation Families are being left with no safe place to stay as a result of this restrictive policy AcrossMassachusetts families are sleeping in Featured Resources Trainings Uncategorized Organizing for Change Reorganizing Your Internal Resources by admin on Oct 15 2012 No Comments I bet you can think of 10 MORE reasons why your organization might not want to spend the time and energy to

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  • Trainings | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    to promote positive policy change in your town in your county or in your state I can hear the groans from here Featured Teens Trainings Uncategorized Summer Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center by admin on Sep 1 2012 No Comments These great kids not only made it to an 8 30 am Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center in Dorchester every morning but they stayed the whole 6 weeks and paid attention They were representing other Counselors in Training and Peer Leaders from the St Peter s Teen Center who had participated in two Featured Trainings New Videos from Freedom House past Highlights by admin on Jul 13 2012 No Comments Parents on the March Organizing for Quality Education in Boston Public Schools June 2012 Gail Snowden from Freedom House hosted the recent session on organizing for quality education in Boston and introduces two of Boston s greatest education advocates and organizers Rep Byron Rushing and Sarah Ann Shaw Myriam Ortiz from Featured Trainings Our video collection by admin on Jun 23 2012 No Comments If 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 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

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  • Uncategorized | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    hotels paid by taxpayers but housing advocates are worried officials will not be able to come up with better alternatives The money quote came from Chris Norris executive director of the advocacy Featured Teens Uncategorized 16 Candles and a Ballot in Lowell by admin on Nov 30 2012 No Comments Vote 17 Lowell still working at setting an example for the rest of the country We were very happy to be featured in the The New York Times Upfront magazine for students all across the country to read about our efforts to lower the voting age in Lowell from the Free Library In 2009 city advocacy Uncategorized And Then We March by admin on Nov 28 2012 No Comments A Call to Action from our friends 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 advocacy Featured Resources Uncategorized Taxes for Transportation Human Services Chopped Liver by admin on Nov 25 2012 No Comments News Nearly six years after a bipartisan commission sounded the alarm about a transportation system in a crisis so severe that it carried a shortfall of nearly 1 billion a year Governor Deval Patrick will ask lawmakers to solve the problem with a plan that includes higher taxes Comment Are we serious about fulling funding advocacy Featured Uncategorized Dance the Aadvo cats 2 Step for the Homeless on Black Friday by admin on Nov 20 2012 No Comments You remember Tommy Finneran He was forever complaining about the aadvo cats two step that started off by lobbying to create new public programs that helped our

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  • Summer Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter’s Teen Center | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Library Publications Videos Featured Teens Trainings Uncategorized Summer Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center by admin on Sep 1 2012 2 59 pm No Comments Klisman Felipa Elizandra Lucy Elisa and Paulo De Barros ED of St Peter s Teen Center These great kids not only made it to an 8 30 am Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center in Dorchester every morning but they stayed the whole 6 weeks and paid attention They were representing other Counselors in Training and Peer Leaders from the St Peter s Teen Center who had participated in two community meetings on the Boston s Public School s student assignment meetings earlier in the spring The meetings were held at the Teen Center and sponsored by Cape Verdean Community Unido and the Boston School Department and provided the opportunity for parents students and other residents of the Bowdoin Geneva area to share their ideas about how to improve the school assignment process These teens were ready to try and figure out some solutions of their own And they did To check out their program and the solutions they came up with check here and download a

    Original URL path: http://www.realclout.org/?p=1574 (2016-02-09)
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  • Teens | Massachusetts Leadership Academy
    Lowell still working at setting an example for the rest of the country We were very happy to be featured in the The New York Times Upfront magazine for students all across the country to read about our efforts to lower the voting age in Lowell from the Free Library In 2009 city Featured Teens Trainings Uncategorized Summer Leadership Program at Catholic Charities St Peter s Teen Center by admin

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