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Frustrated Advocacy / 111th Congress Report Card on Women’s Issues

January 7, 2011  • Paul L. Sparks

Call Your Representative! … Or don’t, whatever, it doesn’t matter
Can the masses compete with K Street? Jake Brewer of the Huffington Post says, probably not. Compared to a lobbying industry that spends $3.5 billion annually, 3,000 constituent emails per day don’t add up to much legislative action. Apparently the sheer mass of messages is so overwhelming that legislators would prefer to rely on experts for advice (i.e. “lobbyists”).

The 111th Congress in the Review

Women’s Policy Inc. just released a detailed summary of legislative actions related to women’s issues taken during the 111th Congress. Advocates on these issues might view this list as a rare chance to celebrate hard won policy outcomes that have been years in the making.

Advocacy Evaluation Breakfast Series Jan 14th, 8:30AM!
Paul Zeitz and Sanjeev Khagram discuss the Campaign to End Pediatric HIV/AIDS (CEPA) and iScale’s innovative approach to the monitoring and evaluation of CEPA’s work. CEPA seeks to increase prevention of mother-to-child transmission and pediatric treatment services in sub-Saharan Africa.
RSVP (48hrs in advance) to join us at The Aspen Institute or call in if you can’t make it in-person.