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  SBA: Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy's Home Page
On March 9, 2007, Chief Counsel for Advocacy Thomas Sullivan participated in a roundtable hosted by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service concerning the Tax Gap.
Advocacy's enforcement of the Regulatory Flexibility Act in FY 2006 is featured in the March issue of The Small Business Advocate.
The Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an independent entity, so these views do not necessarily reflect the views of the SBA or the Administration.
www.sba.gov /advo   (270 words)

 National MS Society | Advocacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
MS activists fight for changes that make life better for people with MS.
As a result, the MS Action Network is the leading voice in advocating on behalf of the approximately 400,000 people with MS nationwide.
Why advocacy is important to people with MS Issue Briefs and Factsheets
www.nationalmssociety.org /advocacy.asp   (349 words)

 GRAMMY.com - Advocacy
One year later, Portnow noted the Initiative's first-year accomplishments at the September 2004 GRAMMYs On The Hill event in Washington and sounded a new priority for the Academy: to push for the U.S. to join the rest of the industrialized world in granting a royalty to artists when their work is played on the radio.
And Advocacy Action @ GRAMMY.com, a web-based tool to connect Academy members with their Congressional representatives, creates a powerful resource for grassroots campaigns.
As a key pillar of The Recording Academy's mission, advocacy on behalf of creative music professionals will continue to be a priority.
www.grammy.com /Recording_Academy/advocacy   (527 words)

 Institute for Sustainable Communities | Advocacy Center
In October 2006, the Advocacy Institute merged with the Institute for Sustainable Communities to form the Advocacy Center at ISC.
The Center brings two decades of groundbreaking work from both organizations under one roof, with a mission of helping ordinary people influence the key institutions and decisions that shape their lives—and a deep-seated belief that societies thrive only when their nonprofit sectors are strong and autonomous.
Connecting social justice advocates within and across issue sectors, enhancing leaders' advocacy skills, and providing strategic guidance and support.
www.advocacy.org   (199 words)

 AMA (Washington) Advocacy efforts
The AMA is aggressively involved in advocacy efforts related to the most vital issues in medicine today, including medical liability reform, Medicare physician payment reform, expanding coverage for the uninsured and increasing access to care, improving the public health, managed care reform, and others.
To preserve patients' access to care, the AMA will continue to lead an aggressive, multi-year campaign to reduce medical liability premiums.
The AMA will continue to combat third-party interference with the physician-patient relationship, including advancing antitrust reform, eliminating unnecessary hassles and unfair payment practices; and fighting for reimbursement decisions that are based on optimal patient care, not economics.
www.ama-assn.org /ama/pub/category/8659.html   (226 words)

 American Academy of Pediatrics - Advocacy
Advocacy materials produced by the Division cover the legislative, research, and strategic dimensions of an issue.
We keep a constant watch of children's health issues in all states and store laws and pending or recently defeated bills on pediatric advocacy issues.
AAP Members: be sure to visit the Member Center and log in for Web-exclusive state advocacy resources.
www.aap.org /advocacy.html   (322 words)

 Wrightslaw Special Education Law and Advocacy
Parents, educators, advocates, and attorneys come to Wrightslaw for accurate, reliable information about special education law, education law, and advocacy for children with disabilities.
Russellville, AR From Emotions to Advocacy Training with Pat Howey sponsored by the MiChild Enrichment Center.
The Beacon: The Journal of Special Education Law and Practice is a multi-disciplinary electronic journal of special education law and practice published by Harbor House Law Press.
www.wrightslaw.com   (788 words)

 Protection and Advocacy Inc. - Home Page
Protection and Advocacy, Inc. is a nonprofit disability rights organization, working since 1978 to advance human and legal rights of Californians with disabilities.
Additionally, hundreds of thousands of Californians with disabilities and their families benefit from PAI’s legislative advocacy, class-action court suits and collaboration with other groups.
The more than 200 PAI staff and Board members have a wide array of legal and advocacy expertise, and have developed innovative programs for Californians with developmental, psychiatric, sensory and physical disabilities.
www.pai-ca.org   (433 words)

 cbs11tv.com - Influential Texans Join In Education Advocacy
CBS 11 - Dallas / Fort Worth's Source for Breaking News, Weather, and Sports: Influential Texans Join In Education Advocacy
Bill Ratliff joined several high-profile Texas business leaders Tuesday to announce a new public education advocacy group that's opposed to private school vouchers and wants to replace the state's standardized tests.
Called "Raise Your Hand," the bipartisan group includes the chief executives of AT&T Inc., Continental Airlines Inc. and HEB.
cbs11tv.com /education/local_story_044221415.html   (507 words)

The New York Library Association has made advocacy and government relations one of its highest priorities.
NYLA believes that there is a great need to increase the visibility of the library community in the public policy process.
All NYLA members can contribute their skills and their time to the Association's advocacy efforts.
www.nyla.org /index.php?page_id=4   (260 words)

 Advocacy.org: Craft the Campaign: Planning & Implementing Powerful Advocacy Initiatives
Investing time in planning the strategies that your organization will use to pursue its advocacy work will benefit you in the following ways.
A Senegal-based NGO, The Association for the Advancement of Senegalese Women, chose a people-powered answer to a critical strategy question early in their history.
As a result, the organization's programs have changed both societal institutions and cultural attitudes, anchoring their advocacy in the region and bringing about more widespread and long-lasting reforms.
www.advocacy.org /planning   (237 words)

 Advocacy Action Committee   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
The Advocacy Action Committee is dedicated to fighting inequalities, promoting diversity, and facilitating change for marginalized populations.
For leadership opportunities specific to Advocacy and/or its subcommittees, submit our Leadership Interest Form.
The Advocacy Action Committee promotes acceptance and raises awareness about underrepresented communities and empowers and energizes medical students to give a voice to these individuals within the healthcare setting.
www.amsa.org /advocacy   (359 words)

 Mothers and More - Advocacy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Founded as both a support and advocacy organization, Mothers and More has been on the forefront of a "mothers' movement" since the '80s, advocating for business and government policies that recognize and support the critical social and economic work all mothers perform as primary caregivers.
Mothers and More has two primary goals for its advocacy programs:
To raise consciousness, in mothers and others, about existing social, economic and cultural conditions that have an impact on mothers.
www.mothersandmore.org /Advocacy/advocacy_and_action.shtml   (475 words)

 Epilepsy Fdn.- Advocacy: Introduction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-26)
Learn about our legislative priorities then visit our Grassroots Network to help shape legislation!
Learn about legislation the Foundation is tracking and how your member of congress voted in our Legislative Advocacy Center.
You can also advocate for changes by knowing your legal rights and defending your rights in court.
www.epilepsyfoundation.org /advocacy   (339 words)

 Wrightslaw - From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide, 1st Edition by Pam and Pete Wright
Wrightslaw - From Emotions to Advocacy - The Special Education Survival Guide, 1st Edition by Pam and Pete Wright
Filled with tips, tricks, and techniques and an immense wealth of resources, from Internet sites and advocacy organizations to worksheets, forms, and sample letters.
We built the From Emotions to Advocacy site at FetaWeb.com with articles, checklists, directories, and other resources to supplement the book.
www.wrightslaw.com /bks/feta/feta.htm   (677 words)

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