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  • 1. Policy 101 The Roosevelt Institution June 16, 2009
  • 2. The Progressive Movement
  • 3. The Roosevelt Method
  • 4. From Idea to Policy
    • Define the problem
    • Assemble evidence
    • Construct alternatives
    • Review your criteria
    • Project outcomes
    • Confront the trade-offs
    • Make a decision
    • Tell your story
  • 5. But first - who is this about?
    • Know your constituents
    • Be genuine in your representation
    • Message
      • Target audience
      • Target goal
    • Why are you doing this?
      • Be upfront about your goals and expectations
      • Own your personal narrative (and keep it fresh in your mind)
  • 6. 1. Defining the problem
    • What are your priorities?
      • What does your community need?
      • How do current events impact your agenda?
    • Deficit/excess
    • Defining your terms
      • What is a “ green collar job ,” anyway?
    Louisiana bayou, post-Katrina
  • 7. 2. Assemble Evidence
    • Warning : do not get stuck in this stage
    • What kind of evidence do you need?
      • Quantitative
      • Best practices
      • Qualitative/Testimonial
      • Public Opinion/Polling
      • Creative visualization
  • 8. 3 & 4: Alternatives & Criteria
    • Construct alternatives
      • Start broad, then narrow
      • You may end up with something very different from your initial assumption
      • Simplify
      • Package deal: Do your recommendations work better together or separately?
    • Review criteria
      • Is it equitable?
      • Is it cost-effective?
      • Is it legal?
      • Is it politically acceptable?
      • Is it flexible? (Will it adapt to change?)
      • See policy prioritization tool
  • 9. 5 & 6: Outcomes and Tradeoffs
    • Outcomes
      • Play it all the way out
      • How sustainable is your plan?
      • How long will you be in control of the outcomes?
    • Tradeoffs
      • Compromise, or be compromised
      • Look for ways to be mutually supportive; you may find that the leverage you need is in a totally different place than you thought
  • 10. Make a Decision
    • Before, during, and at the end of the process, always ask yourself this question:
      • “ Why hasn’t it been done already?”
      • The answer to that question is the key to your strategy when it’s time to implement your idea
      • Build to Act
  • 11. Tell Your Story
    • Key Facts v. Talking Points
    • Active Voice = Actionable Idea
    • Be concise & creative
  • 12. Real Talk
    • How things go down in politics
      • Universal rules of politics
        • Be helpful
        • Be brief
        • Be honest
        • Be humble
        • Be persistent
  • 13. Contact Us
    • Caitlin Howarth, Policy Director
      • [email_address]
    • Kurston Cook, Field Director
      • [email_address]
      • Thanks for being here!

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