Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Summer 8-1-2019

First Advisor

Dr. Livia Stone

Abstract

For someone brand new to public policy advocacy, the concept can seem broad and putting it to practice can seem vague. In part, this is because the spectrum of public policy advocacy is broad and contains a vast variety of actions under its umbrella. The Chicago Jobs Council’s policy advocacy strategies around SNAP Employment and Training that are recounted in this toolkit are shared in context with the intent of shedding some light on the why, how, and when particular strategies are utilized. Our hope is that the examples shared here can be used to inform anyone that is a “newbie” to policy advocacy work, or just needs a refresher on how to adapt a policy tool or strategy to a new policy issue.

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