Alliance Members Coming Together to Define a Collective Public Policy Agenda

Join your colleagues for one of several Policy Agenda Setting Sessions to contribute to the full, collective power of your network to impact public policy.

The Alliance for Strong Families and Communities is facilitating the opportunity for dialogue and priority setting by meeting with Alliance members across the country in February and March.

“This is a time when our sector has an opportunity to position as a source for solutions and innovation through policy change that will shape human services and impact equity in our nation for years to come,” said Marlo Nash, senior vice president of public policy and mobilization for the Alliance. “Our strategic action network is a force of hundreds of organizations and leaders who have the opportunity to tap the power of a collective voice to cause real change.”

Policy Agenda Setting Sessions Schedule

All sessions run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and are free.

Session 1: Feb 24 in Washington, D.C.
Session 2: March 3 in St. Louis
Session 3: March 8 in New York City
Session 4: March 15 in Oakland, California

As a result of these meetings, your strategic action network will be coordinated and connected by a public policy agenda that will serve as the foundation for ongoing advocacy efforts. These efforts will provide you with the time and support needed for you to deeply engage your boards, staff, and community partners in local, state, and federal policy change. While the Alliance has a long history of successful policy advocacy efforts, including many activities underway right now, your action network is expanding and enhancing its level of policy advocacy this year, and the Policy Agenda Setting sessions are designed to ensure the agenda is broadly reflective of Alliance members’ priorities.

“The imperative for our sector, and our paramount role as leaders and advocates, has never been higher,” stated Susan Dreyfus, Alliance CEO and president. “All of us must bring our extensive knowledge, courage, and unwavering commitment to our values to the table and engage in productive dialogue.”

Co-created with members through this series of sessions, the Alliance network’s public policy agenda will be centered on a set of 3-5 signature issues that your strategic action network will collectively advance over the next two years at federal and state levels. The resulting public policy agenda will be released at the National Health and Human Services Summit in Baltimore, April 30-May 3. The summit is conducted through a partnership between the American Public Human Services Association and the Alliance, and public and private health and human services sector leaders will be in attendance.

There is no cost to attend. Register today for the Policy Agenda Setting Session that best fits your schedule.

Additionally, participants of the Senior Leadership Conference (SLC), to be held Feb. 18-21 in Clearwater Beach, Florida, have option of attending a 90-minute policy agenda Feb. 21 called Co-Create a Powerful Public Policy Platform for the Alliance's Strategic Action Network. Here they will share their insights on policy priorities for the network.

For more information, contact Morgan MacIver, senior associate for advocacy and policy for the Alliance, at 202-429-0638.

Date Posted: 
Fri, 20 Jan 2017

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