On November 6th, in addition to determining which state and local officials they want to elect to office, Massachusetts voters will also be faced with three ballot questions. Voters could have potentially headed to the polls this fall with as many as eight ballot questions; however, an act of the legislature called the “Grand Bargain” was able to resolve some of the ballot initiatives beforehand.
Participating as an advocate in the public policy arena can be a rewarding and impactful experience. Advocates play an integral role in the legislative process, the direction of policy agendas, and ultimately the ability to create meaningful change. Success as an advocate relies on strong verbal reasoning, amicable character, and offering candid information. Legislative briefings provide a unique opportunity for advocates to meet face-to-face with policy officials and express their concerns as either constituents, thought leaders, or representatives of interest groups.