ACS Prepares the Junior League of Cleveland for Foster Care Advocacy

On March 23, 2015 ACS Policy Associate Cassie Gaffney prepared approximately 75 members of the Junior League of Cleveland to engage with elected officials. The two-hour training covered the basics of Ohio’s legislative process, what is and is not lobbying, and how to effectively engage policymakers.

The Junior League of Cleveland, Inc. is a group of women volunteers dedicated to community change. The group is composed of diverse, creative, compassionate, and action oriented women who are committed to promoting the League’s mission of promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving the community through the effective action of trained volunteers.

The Junior League of Cleveland is supporting the passage of HB 50, which is currently in the Ohio House Community and Family Advancement Committee. The bill would expand foster care and adoption assistance to persons up to age 21 who meet a number of qualify criteria.

This training served to prepare members who are interested in engaging advocacy efforts with the tools they need to connect with policymakers related to HB 50.

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