Download video training

631 views

Published on

2 Comments
0 Likes
Statistics
Notes
  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Views
Total views
631
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
1
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
2
Comments
2
Likes
0
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • IN ADDITION TO THE REPRESENTATIBE FROM EACH OF THE STATES: A RESIDENT COMMISSIONER FROM THE COMMONWEALTH OF PUERTO RICO & DELEGATES FROM THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA AMERICAN SAMOA GUAM THE VIRGIN ISLANDS ARE ELECTED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL LAW THE RESIDENT COMMISSIONER IS ELECTED FOR A 4 YEAR TERM, AND THE DELEGATES, ELECTED FOR 2 YEAR TERMS THEY HAVE MOST OF THE PREROGATIVES OF REPRESENTATIVES INCLUDING THE RIGHT TO VOTE IN COMMITTEES TO WHICH THEY ARE ELECTED. HOWEVER, THE RC AND THE DELEGATES DO NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO VOTE ON MATTERS BEFORE THE HOUSE.
  • REFER TO HANDOUT #1
  • If the process operates on schedule, the thirteen regular appropriations bills should be enacted by October 1--the start of the new fiscal year. When Congress fails to enact all of these bills on time, it provides interim funding in a Continuing Resolution (CR).
  • Download video training

    1. 1. Supporting Children, Youth and Families : Download video training Getting Involved in Legislative Advocacy
    2. 2. Workshop Goals <ul><li>Understand the meaning of advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the process of legislative advocacy </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire the knowledge and tools necessary to lobby federal, state and local legislators and gain support for policy affecting children, youth and families </li></ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul>
    3. 3. Workshop Goals <ul><li>Make Politics Work on issues that we care deeply about. </li></ul>
    4. 4. What is Advocacy? <ul><li>Advocacy is the process of creating positive change in the lives of individuals to protect them from harm, insure inclusion in society, and allow for personal empowerment, as developmentally appropriate. </li></ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul><ul><li>*Paul Williams, Partners in Advocacy, United Kingdom, May 11, 2006 </li></ul>
    5. 5. Why is Advocacy Important? <ul><li>It is our moral and ethical obligation as human beings, as well as psychologists, to speak for children, youth and other individuals who have no voice of their own. </li></ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul>
    6. 6. Why is Legislative Advocacy Important? <ul><ul><li>POLICY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Share Psychological Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Enhances Status of Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROGRAMS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the Potential to Influence Legislation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>FUNDING </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides the Potential to Gain Funding </li></ul></ul>
    7. 7. Why is Legislative Advocacy Important? Implications of Non-Involvement <ul><ul><li>POLICY </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lack of Understanding of Psychology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Considered Essential Science </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PROGRAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology Excluded Entirely </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Psychology Included…But With Obstacles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Amendments Favorable to Psychology Not Adopted </li></ul></ul><ul><li>FUNDING </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No Funding or Flat-funding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction or Modest Increase </li></ul></ul>
    8. 8. The Federal Legislative Process The Basics
    9. 9. Understanding the Federal Legislative Process Goals and Objectives <ul><li>Learn the Basics of the Federal Legislative Process </li></ul><ul><li>Understand How a Bill Becomes a Law </li></ul><ul><li>Understand the Committee Structure and the Role in the Legislative Process </li></ul><ul><li>Learn about Federal Agencies and the Regulatory Process </li></ul><ul><li>Learn How to Obtain Congressional Documents </li></ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul>
    10. 10. Congress 535 Members of Congress Senate 100 Members Addressed As : Senator House of Representatives 435 Members Addressed As : Congressman/woman Representative Mr./Ms. The Federal Legislative Process
    11. 11. The Federal Legislative Process <ul><li>General Facts Regarding Congress </li></ul><ul><li>Lasts for two years </li></ul><ul><li>Commences in January of the year following the biennial election of Members </li></ul><ul><li>Divided into two sessions </li></ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul>
    12. 12. The Federal Legislative Process <ul><li>Larger (435) </li></ul><ul><li>Elected every 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>More restraints </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller constituency </li></ul><ul><li>Specialists (avg 2 committees) </li></ul><ul><li>Less media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Power less evenly distributed </li></ul><ul><li>Less reliant on staff </li></ul><ul><li>More partisan </li></ul><ul><li>Only the House of Representatives originates revenue bills </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller (100): 2 from each state </li></ul><ul><li>Elected every 6 years </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer restraints </li></ul><ul><li>Larger constituency </li></ul><ul><li>Generalists (avg 4 committees) </li></ul><ul><li>More media coverage </li></ul><ul><li>Power more evenly distributed </li></ul><ul><li>More reliant on staff </li></ul><ul><li>Less partisan </li></ul><ul><li>Only the Senate consents to treaties and certain nominations </li></ul>House Senate Differences Between House and Senate
    13. 13. The Federal Legislative Process A Senator <ul><li>Be at least 30 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Be a U.S. citizen for the past 9 years </li></ul><ul><li>When elected, be a resident of the state they represent </li></ul><ul><li>Six year term </li></ul><ul><li>One-third of the total membership of the Senate is elected every 2 years </li></ul><ul><li>There is no limit on the number of terms a senator can serve </li></ul>
    14. 14. The Federal Legislative Process A Congresswoman/man <ul><li>Be at least 25 years old </li></ul><ul><li>Be a U.S. citizen for the past 7 years </li></ul><ul><li>When elected, be a resident of the state they represent </li></ul><ul><li>Two year term </li></ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul><ul><li>There is no limit on the number of terms a representative can serve </li></ul>
    15. 15. The Federal Legislative Process 109 th Congress House Senate Republicans 232 55 Democrats 201 44 Independents 1 1 Vacancies 1
    16. 16. The Federal Legislative Process Legislation vs. Regulation <ul><li>LEGISLATION : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How a bill becomes a public law or private law  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Public laws affect society as a whole and private laws affect a particular person, family or group </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Download video training </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. The Budget & Appropriations Cycle VSA Nov to Jan Agency budget development Jan 20 State of the Union address Nov to Feb Preparation of President’s Budget February President’s Budget released Feb to Apr Congressional Budget Resolution approved Jan to Apr Appropriations hearings on bud get May to Jun Appropriations subcommittee allocations May to Aug Mark - - up of House subcommittee appropriations May to Aug Subcommittee, full committee, House passage Jun to Sep Senate action in subcommittee, full committee Jun to Sep Senate action on floor Sep to Nov House - Senate conference to resolve differences Oct 1 Fiscal year begins VSA

    ×