Policy TakeOver

Policy TakeOver Improve. Educate. Involve. Policy TakeOver is an advocacy consulting company. Policy TakeOver was created with one goal in mind: to improve, involve, and educate the community in advocacy.
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We are an advocacy consulting company that provides the tools people and organizations need to get their voices heard and spur community involvement. Our services range from bill and amendment drafting to the development of marketing materials such as infographics. In addition, we offer bill and regulatory tracking, keeping clients up to date with bills that are pertinent to them. With these services our clients get their communities and lawmakers involved in making change happen for good. Policy TakeOver has the power to connect clients with their communities and the government without being unaffordable. Traditionally, advocacy consulting groups charge thousands of dollars for the same services we provide. By making our services affordable and accessible, advocacy consulting becomes accessible to a large amount of people. In turn, this means legislators will receive more input from their communities, and community involvement goes up. With us our clients have a voice, and we have already seen positive growth in client’s communities. We are excited to continue leveraging our advocacy campaign expertise for the benefit of our clients.

Mission: Policy TakeOver’s goal is to make professional advocacy and government relations services more affordable and accessible.

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Howard University presents “Advocacy” as the theme for the 2020 Howard Homecoming festivities, scheduled October 10-18, ...
10/06/2020
"Advocacy!" Howard University Announces the 2020 Virtual Homecoming Event Schedule and Theme

Howard University presents “Advocacy” as the theme for the 2020 Howard Homecoming festivities, scheduled October 10-18, 2020. Advocacy through your Voice, Advocacy through your Dollars and Advocacy through your Vote. #advocacy #HBCU #GOTV #HUHomecoming2020

Howard University presents "Advocacy" as the theme for the 2020 Howard Homecoming festivities, scheduled October 10-18, 2020. The full calendar of events is available online at https://homecoming.howard.edu/.

09/29/2020
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From Alabama to Maine which Senate seats are up for grabs. #USSenate #Advocacy #USGovernment #PublicPolicy cnn.it/3cFdtlq

View the latest news and breaking news today for U.S., world, weather, entertainment, politics and health at CNN.com.

“Fornite” makes Epic Games Inc., Spotify Technology, and Tinder owner Match Group Inc. have forged an alliance in The Co...
09/28/2020
‘Fortnite’ Maker, Spotify Form Advocacy Group to Push for App Store Changes

“Fornite” makes Epic Games Inc., Spotify Technology, and Tinder owner Match Group Inc. have forged an alliance in The Coalition for App Fairness to pressure Apple Inc. and other app-store operators to make changes to their marketplace rules. #advocacy #technology on.wsj.com/33a6O68

“Fortnite” maker Epic Games and other companies have forged an alliance to pressure Apple and other app-store operators to make changes to their marketplace rules, which the group says stifle competition.

Public school teachers across South Carolina are planning to take a day off from work to protest a temporary suspension ...
09/23/2020
SC educator advocacy group plans teacher walkout for Wednesday to protest salary freeze

Public school teachers across South Carolina are planning to take a day off from work to protest a temporary suspension of salary increases and to raise awareness of the issues teachers are facing as schools reopen during a global pandemic. @scfored #advocacy #education #teachers #SouthCarolina #coronaviruspandemic

The teacher advocacy group that organized the 10,000-strong march on the Statehouse steps last year is urging educators across the state to use a personal day and stay home from

Conservative judicial activist group Judicial Crisis Network announced a $2.2 million ad campaign on Monday to urge the ...
09/22/2020
Advocacy Groups Spend Millions In Emerging Battle Over Supreme Court Vacancy

Conservative judicial activist group Judicial Crisis Network announced a $2.2 million ad campaign on Monday to urge the Senate to take up and speedily confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, just one of many groups wading into the growing big-money battle over the vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg #politics #law #SupremeCourt #news #advocacy bit.ly/3iSaCyk

Conservative Judicial Crisis Network put out a $2.2 million ad buy to push for a nominee after liberal group Demand Justice pledged $10 million to oppose confirmation.

Prosecutors Alliance of California, an advocacy group self-described as a “first in the nation initiative” to advocate f...
09/16/2020
San Francisco DA'S Announce New Advocacy Group for Police Reform

Prosecutors Alliance of California, an advocacy group self-described as a “first in the nation initiative” to advocate for police reform through the political and legislative process. #advocacy #California #policereform cbsloc.al/3motpmW

Decrying the influence and political power of law enforcement unions around the state, San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin and other prosecutors announced the founding of the "Prosecutors Alliance of California," an group they described as "a "first in the nation initiative" to advocate for...

With most Americans’ private health insurance tethered to their jobs, this enormous disappearance of work due to the cor...
09/15/2020
Medicaid rolls swell amid the pandemic’s historic job losses, straining state budgets

With most Americans’ private health insurance tethered to their jobs, this enormous disappearance of work due to the coronavirus pandemic is a central reason Medicaid programs are swelling and strained. #publichealth #coronavirus #healthcare #healthpolicy #health wapo.st/3ms8MGG

Nevada serves as a cautionary tale, with a 13.5 percent increase in enrollment.

Coach John Thompson was unapologetic in his activism, championing players’ rights and protesting Proposition 48 (once pu...
09/02/2020
John Thompson Leaves a Legacy of Advocacy and Social Justice

Coach John Thompson was unapologetic in his activism, championing players’ rights and protesting Proposition 48 (once pulling his players off the floor), which sought to keep student-athletes from receiving scholarship money if they hadn’t achieved the qualifying SAT score. #advocacy #socialjustice #RIPJohnThompson #Georgetown #collegesports

Coach John Thompson Jr., was not only the first Black coach to win a national championship in college basketball, but also a fierce advocate for Black and low-income student-athletes.

Out of dozens of issues that make up the world of disability policy and politics, education may be the most frustrating,...
08/31/2020
Advocates, Parents, And Disabled Students Want More Than Just Better Funding For Schools

Out of dozens of issues that make up the world of disability policy and politics, education may be the most frustrating, and at the same time the most important. #DisabilityRights #education #publicpolicy #advocacy #educationpolicy bit.ly/2QBsjFQ

What else should today’s candidates support in order to continue the long-term improvement of education for disabled kids?

The National Urban League and two leading voting rights advocacy groups have sued the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster...
08/20/2020
Voting rights advocates sue Postal Service, arguing it’s left people with choice: risk health or forfeit vote

The National Urban League and two leading voting rights advocacy groups have sued the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in a Maryland federal court, arguing a recent restructuring of the service has “unconstitutionally burdened the fundamental right to vote.” #advocacy #GOTV #votingrights bit.ly/2Eg4bFL

The National Urban League and two leading voting rights advocacy groups have sued the U.S. Postal Service and Postmaster General Louis DeJoy in Maryland.

Empty rooms in the one remaining isolation hotel are a testament to DC’s success at containing the coronavirus, preventi...
08/17/2020
Opinion | Why empty hotel rooms represent a public health victory for D.C.

Empty rooms in the one remaining isolation hotel are a testament to DC’s success at containing the coronavirus, preventing homeless shelters from becoming COVID-19 hot spots, which is a public health victory for the entire city. #publichealth #DC #healthpolicy #COVID19 wapo.st/2PZU0Yr

D.C. is housing residents experiencing homelessness in motels, such as the Hotel Arboretum, to keep from crowding shelters during the pandemic. (Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)August 16, 2020 at 5:43 PM EDTThe Aug. 9 Metro article “D.C. hotel rooms may further limit virus’s spread” described...

The House just approved doubling funding for endometriosis research. Increased funding will allow researchers to develop...
08/03/2020
The House just approved doubling funding for endometriosis research

The House just approved doubling funding for endometriosis research. Increased funding will allow researchers to develop pain mitigation techniques and possibly uncover ways to mitigate the condition with less-invasive and non-surgical methods. #advocacy #healthcare #healthpolicy #publichealth #endometriosis bit.ly/30nrrdo

This year, millions of girls and women living in the United States will suffer from endometriosis, a painful condition caused by the lining of the uterus growing in other parts of the body. Endometriosis patients often may not even know why they're…

Rep. Louie Gohmert is the 9th  member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus in addition to at least 86 members of...
07/31/2020
Pelosi and McConnell resist testing for lawmakers as anxiety spikes

Rep. Louie Gohmert is the 9th member of Congress to test positive for coronavirus in addition to at least 86 members of the Capitol workforce and an unknown number of congressional staffers since reporting is voluntary and staffer data aren’t tracked in a central database. At least one staffer, a longtime member of GOP Rep. Vern Buchanan’s Florida district office, has died because of the virus. #Congress #COVID19 #healthpolicy #publichealth #advocacy politi.co/3hVSBy5

Leadership isn't budging, even after Rep. Louie Goehmert's positive coronavirus case has fueled new concerns about an outbreak on Capitol Hill.

House Democrats are discussing plans to take up a voting rights package as a tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis of Geor...
07/21/2020
Dems eye voting rights package to honor John Lewis

House Democrats are discussing plans to take up a voting rights package as a tribute to the late Rep. John Lewis of Georgia, who championed the right to vote for decades as both a civil rights activist and congressman. #advocacy #publicpolicy #votingrights politi.co/39kmULY

The effort would renew and expand the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and could reach the floor before the August recess.

A new Trump administration policy that bypasses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention @CDC for control of key c...
07/17/2020
Public health groups denounce new Trump move sidelining CDC

A new Trump administration policy that bypasses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention @CDC for control of key coronavirus information is provoking outrage among public health experts. Under the policy, quietly announced late last week, hospitals are now required to report directly to the Department of Health and Human Services (@HHS) on the number of COVID-19 patients each facility is treating, available beds and ventilators, and other data. #advocacy #publichealth #healthpolicy #COVID19 #coronavirus bit.ly/3hbp2Za

A new Trump administration policy that bypasses the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for control of key coronavirus information is provoking outrage among public health experts.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an advisory committee of outside health experts are working on a rank...
07/09/2020
Who Gets a Vaccine First? U.S. Considers Race in Coronavirus Plans

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and an advisory committee of outside health experts are working on a ranking system for what may be an extended rollout in the United States. #healthpolicy #publichealth #advocacy #COVID19 #coronavirus nyti.ms/2DuixSJ

When a vaccine hits the market, it will be a key tool in putting an end to the pandemic. A federal committee is debating giving early access to groups that face a high risk.

Advocacy groups call on Congress to pass legislation on facial recognition technology with the Facial Recognition and Bi...
07/02/2020
Dozens of advocacy groups push for Congress to ban facial recognition technology

Advocacy groups call on Congress to pass legislation on facial recognition technology with the Facial Recognition and Biometric Technology Moratorium Act. The bill would prohibit the use of facial recognition by all federal groups, a ban that could only be lifted by an act of Congress. It would also withhold federal funding from law enforcement if they fail to ban the tech themselves. #advocacy #tech #criminaljusticereform #publicpolicy bit.ly/3gnRoyX

Nearly 40 civil rights, privacy and technology groups sent a letter to Congressional leadership Thursday pushing for a federal moratorium on facial recognition technology.

Nearly 90 percent of Americans think the pharmaceutical industry will use the coronavirus to raise drug prices according...
06/18/2020
Nearly 90 percent of Americans thinks pharmaceutical industry will use coronavirus to raise drug prices: poll

Nearly 90 percent of Americans think the pharmaceutical industry will use the coronavirus to raise drug prices according to a West Health/Gallup poll. #healthpolicy #advocacy #publichealth #covid19 #healthcare bit.ly/2NbXwxD

Nearly nine in 10 Americans are concerned that the pharmaceutical industry will leverage the coronavirus pandemic to raise drug prices, according to a new West Health/Gallup poll released Thursday.

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace d...
06/16/2020
Civil Rights Law Protects Gay and Transgender Workers, Supreme Court Rules

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a landmark civil rights law protects gay and transgender workers from workplace discrimination. #advocacy #CivilRights #publicpolicy #LGBTQRights nyti.ms/2UOky1L

The court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits sex discrimination, applies to discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

Public health experts are growing increasingly worried that the White House will pressure regulators to approve the firs...
06/15/2020
White House pressure for a vaccine raises risk the U.S. will approve one that doesn’t work

Public health experts are growing increasingly worried that the White House will pressure regulators to approve the first vaccine candidate to show promise without proof that it provides effective, reliable protection against the virus. #publichealth #healthpolicy #covid19 #advocacy politi.co/2YAuWeH

Drugmakers and health agencies have already begun rewriting the rules of vaccine research.

COVID-19 has unearthed many issues of concern to the disability community. From health care resource rationing to accomm...
06/12/2020
Why Disability Advocacy Matters During COVID-19

COVID-19 has unearthed many issues of concern to the disability community. From health care resource rationing to accommodations in the workplace disability advocacy can be more impactful than ever right now. #advocacy #publichealth #healthcare #disabled yhoo.it/37suFyu

Jay Ruderman, president of the Ruderman Family Foundation, shares some of the ways COVID-19 has impacted the disability community and the role of advocacy in the upcoming months.

As protests over George Floyd’s death continue nationwide, several medical groups including the @AmerAcadPeds @AmericanM...
06/04/2020
Racism is a public health issue and 'police brutality must stop,' medical groups say

As protests over George Floyd’s death continue nationwide, several medical groups including the @AmerAcadPeds @AmericanMedicalAssociation, and the @acpinternists are emphasizing that racism is a public health issue and they’re calling for police brutality to stop. #publichealth #advocacy #healthpolicy #communityhealth

As protests over George Floyd's death continue nationwide, several doctors' groups -- the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Medical Association and American College of Physicians -- are emphasizing that racism is a public health issue and they're calling for police brutality to stop.

We at Policy TakeOver understand your need to continue to get your voices heard in government. As a result, we are expan...
05/14/2020
Virtual Town Hall - Policy TakeOver

We at Policy TakeOver understand your need to continue to get your voices heard in government. As a result, we are expanding our virtual services. We are excited to introduce our Virtual Town Hall services for both federal and state advocacy. To learn more visit our website at https://www.policytakeover.com/virtual-town-hall/. #advocacy #virtualtownhall #townhall #publicpolicy #digitaladvocacy #Congress #governmentrelations #governmentaffairs

Stay connected with your elected officials. We have you covered with our Virtual Town Hall services.

Mental health specialists are working to bolster the resilience of Americans who are suffering from feelings of despair ...
05/13/2020
Act Now To Get Ahead Of A Mental Health Crisis, Specialists Advise U.S.

Mental health specialists are working to bolster the resilience of Americans who are suffering from feelings of despair in hopes of preventing increases in suicides among people who are under increased pressure during the coronavirus pandemic. #advocacy #mentalhealth #suicideprevention National Institute of Mental Health

Suicide rates typically drop during natural disasters and other crises but then spike in the months or years after. So mental health specialists are looking to build psychological resilience now.

Nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix has joined March of Dimes' Celebrity Advocate Council to shine a spotlight on t...
05/07/2020
Olympian Allyson Felix Joins March Of Dimes Celebrity Advocate Council

Nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix has joined March of Dimes' Celebrity Advocate Council to shine a spotlight on the nation's maternal and infant health crisis. March of Dimes Allyson Felix

#advocacy #maternalhealth #healthcare #publichealth

ARLINGTON, Va., May 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- March of Dimes, the leading nonprofit fighting for the health of all moms and babies, announced today that nine-time Olympic medalist Allyson Felix

Across the country, the spread of coronavirus behind bars is likely much more rampant than what's known right now. In pr...
04/28/2020
'A Ticking Time Bomb': Advocates Warn COVID-19 Is Spreading Rapidly Behind Bars

Across the country, the spread of coronavirus behind bars is likely much more rampant than what's known right now. In prisons, jails, and immigration detention centers, there is very little diagnostic testing. #advocacy #criminaljustice #publichealth #healthcare

The spread of coronavirus behind bars is likely much more rampant than what's known right now. In prisons, jails and immigration detention centers, limited testing already shows widespread infection.

In a fragmented health system that encompasses dozens of insurers, 50 state regulators, and thousands of independent doc...
04/27/2020
Patients Are Being Billed For Some Phone Chats With Doctors That Used To Be Free

In a fragmented health system that encompasses dozens of insurers, 50 state regulators, and thousands of independent doctor practices the shift to cost-free telemedicine for patients is not going smoothly.
#healthpolicy #publichealth #advocacy

As part of their social distancing policies, elected leaders suggested phone and video medical appointments would be covered by health insurance. So why are some patients paying $70 per virtual visit?

Today, the biggest suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredients are India and China. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred...
04/24/2020
Pandemic Underscores U.S. Dependence On Overseas Factories For Medicines

Today, the biggest suppliers of active pharmaceutical ingredients are India and China. The COVID-19 pandemic has spurred fears of shortages because of work interruptions and changes in export policies.
#healthpolicy #advocacy #publichealth #healthcare

Nearly three-quarters of the facilities that produce key pharmaceutical ingredients for the U.S. market are located overseas. Rebuilding domestic capacity would take time and substantial investments.

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has just announced that it is introducing the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA...
04/23/2020
WNBA Announces New Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award - Black Enterprise

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) has just announced that it is introducing the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award. This new award will recognize an individual or group who has made significant contributions to the visibility, perception, and advancement of women’s and girls’ basketball at all levels. #Advocacy #basketball #womensports WNBA

The WNBA has announced that they are introducing the Kobe & Gigi Bryant WNBA Advocacy Award

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Policy TakeOver was created with one goal in mind: to improve, involve, and educate the community in grassroots advocacy. We are a legislative advocacy consulting company that provides the tools people and organizations need to get their voices heard and spur community involvement. Our services range from Advocacy Day scheduling and app development, bill and amendment drafting to the development of marketing materials such as infographics. In addition, we offer bill and regulatory tracking, keeping clients up to date with bills that are pertinent to them. With these services, our clients get their communities and lawmakers involved in making change happen for good. Policy TakeOver has the power to connect clients with their communities and the government without being unaffordable. Traditionally, advocacy consulting groups charge thousands of dollars more for the same services we provide. By making our services affordable and accessible, advocacy consulting becomes accessible to a large number of people. In turn, this means legislators will receive more input from their communities, and community involvement goes up. With us our clients have a voice, and we have already seen positive growth in client’s communities. We are excited to continue leveraging our advocacy campaign expertise for the benefit of our clients.

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