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Advocacy for Social Change : Coalitions and the Organizations That Lead Them.

Author: Herbert J Rubin
Publisher: Milton : Routledge, 2018.
Series: Solving Social Problems Ser.
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Rubin, Herbert J.
Advocacy for Social Change : Coalitions and the Organizations That Lead Them.
Milton : Routledge, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert J Rubin
ISBN: 9781351348478 1351348477
OCLC Number: 1029490204
Notes: Interest group politics, coalition advocacy and the focal catalytic coalition organization model.
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages).
Contents: Advocacy for Social Change- Front Cover; Advocacy for Social Change; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; Contents; Preface; Reference; Abbreviations, acronyms or shorthand expressions; PART I: The focal catalytic coalition model; Chapter 1: Advocating for the poor through state and national coalitions; A schematic model of how FCCOs work with coalition members to influence the public sector; How coalitions determine which issues to pursue and the impact it has on the evolution of the FCCO; Conclusion and prelude; References. Chapter 2: NCRC and the issues that emerge from defending the Community Reinvestment ActThe development of NCRC; Issues pursued; NCRCâ#x80;#x99;s signature issue: the CRA Modernization Act; Conclusion; References; Chapter 3: NLIHC and issues on affordable housing for lower-income individuals; The evolution of NLIHC; Issues pursued; The development of the Trust Fund campaign; Conclusion; References; PART II: Mobilizing and informing members; Chapter 4: Mobilization: building a foundation for coalition action; Four illustrations of mobilization efforts; Overview presentation of issues. Conversational exchanges to clarify policiesPlanning actions; Imitating activism; Conclusion; References; Chapter 5: The power of information and information as power; Research data; Newsletters: focus on Memo to Members; Conclusion; References; PART III: Advocacy and lobbying efforts to bring about policy changes; Chapter 6: The tools of coalition advocacy: working with the mass media to frame issues; Reaching out to the mass media; How to reach out and influence through press releases and letters to the editor; Press conferences and media appearances. A proactive media campaign: valuing affordabilityConclusion; References; Chapter 7: Techniques for influencing legislators and regulators; Lobbying from a distance: written documents and telephone calls; Conclusion; References; Chapter 8: Lobbying in person; Direct lobbying encounters with elected officials or their staff; Conclusion; References; Chapter 9: Legislative and regulatory agency hearings; Testimonies to congressional committees; Hearings conducted by regulatory bodies; Conclusion; References; Chapter 10: Other forms of political pressure; Voter registration efforts. Moving towards direct actionConclusion; References; PART IV: Bringing it all together at the annual meeting; Chapter 11: What annual conferences accomplish; Building solidarity while creating a sense of efficacy; Creating a shared framing and knowledge base; Obtaining feedback on problems; Conclusion; Chapter 12: Encounters with elected and regulatory officials at the national conference; Conference presentations by senior elected and regulatory officials; Lobby day; Conclusion; Conclusion: reflections on the theory and models for coalition advocacy and suggestions for progressive activism.
Series Title: Solving Social Problems Ser.

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