Podcast 234

The Good, Bad and Ugly of Legislative Advocacy – Podcast Episode 234 | Classnotes Podcast 234

Podcast 234Classnotes Podcast (July 16 2023). As IDRA’s groundbreaking Education Policy Fellows Program closed its second cycle, we sat down with our five fellows to reflect on their experience. With this program, IDRA set out to change the landscape of state education advocacy by training advocates with a commitment to and experience with communities of color to influence state laws and lead a powerful network of impacted communities.

Morgan Craven, J.D., IDRA National Director of Policy, Advocacy and Community Engagement, led the conversation with fellows: Steve Kemgang, Diana Long, Jonathan Peraza Campos, M.S., Alisha “Tuff” Tuff, and Ruth M. Youn. In this first of three episodes, they describe the challenges of working in policymaking spaces as advocates for communities of color

The IDRA Education Policy Fellows Program that operated from November 2022 through July 2023 was generously supported by The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and the Kresge Foundation.

Show length: 22:06 min.

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Show Notes

  • The IDRA Education Policy Fellows give an overview of the work they did during the legislative sessions.

  • Alicia and Ruth recount the most challenging policymaking issues they faced in Texas and Georgia.

  • Ruth and Steve offer their thoughts on the procedural policymaking approaches they observed.

  • Jonathan discusses important operational changes that are needed in state legislatures.

  • Diana and Ruth share the accomplishments they are most proud of from the legislative session.