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Policy TakeOver was created with one goal in mind: to improve, involve, and educate the community in advocacy. 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 b

Policy TakeOver was created with one goal in mind: to improve, involve, and educate the community in advocacy. 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 b

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The Senate passed the omnibus government funding bill that includes the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthoriz...
03/17/2022
Senate Passes Bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization

The Senate passed the omnibus government funding bill that includes the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act, authored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The VAMA provides services, protection and justice for young victims of violence. *xualassault https://bit.ly/3IhSYjh

Washington—The Senate today passed the omnibus government funding bill that includes the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act, authored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which would r...

The Biden administration is rolling out a $174 billion plan to spur the development and adoption of electric vehicles th...
03/31/2021
Biden wants to build a national EV charging system under $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but it won't be easy

The Biden administration is rolling out a $174 billion plan to spur the development and adoption of electric vehicles that includes money to retool factories and boost the domestic supply of materials, tax incentives for EV buyers, and grant and incentive programs for charging infrastructure.

An estimated $300 billion is needed to build out a global charging network to meet the expected growth of EVs by 2030, including $50 billion in the U.S. alone

Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. However, premature birth r...
11/17/2020
Fewer Babies Have Been Born Prematurely During The Pandemic, Studies Find

Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. However, premature birth rates are down during COVID-19, according to studies.

Preterm birth can have lasting implications for both babies and their parents and World Prematurity Day on November 17 raises awareness for these complications.

For the first time in American history, the nation’s First Lady will hold a job outside the White House, and that job wi...
11/10/2020
Community colleges find an advocate in future First Lady Jill Biden

For the first time in American history, the nation’s First Lady will hold a job outside the White House, and that job will involve teaching. And her position as a community college professor brings greater attention and perhaps advocacy to the sector. bit.ly/38xzc54

When she moves into the White House, Jill Biden will make history as the first First Lady to hold a job outside the White House — as a community college English professor.

The  has released the second edition of its Black Women Vote: National Health Policy Agenda for 2020-2021. This Agenda a...
10/29/2020
(BPRW) Black Women's Health Imperative Releases National Health Policy Agenda | Black PR Wire, Inc.

The has released the second edition of its Black Women Vote: National Health Policy Agenda for 2020-2021. This Agenda addresses the critical health policy issues that impact the health and well-being of Black women. It also supports partnerships with policymakers and other Stakeholders to achieve health equity. bit.ly/31WOnAS

(Black PR Wire) WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Black Women's Health Imperative (BWHI) has released the second edition of its Black Women Vote: National Health Policy Agenda for 2020-2021. This Agenda addresses the critical health policy...

Premed students can work with policy makers to change laws and shape policies that affect the health care system. What’s...
10/27/2020
Premed Engagement in Health Policy, Advocacy

Premed students can work with policy makers to change laws and shape policies that affect the health care system. What’s exciting is that their advocacy work can improve the health of thousands of individuals. bit.ly/3e1oHaP

Medical school hopefuls can have an impact on health care policy and practices from local to international levels.

The American Diabetes Association, AARP Foundation, and others file brief to defend against Alabama state appeal that wo...
10/22/2020
Advocacy Groups Take Fight to Supreme Court for Voters with Chronic Illness, Disabilities

The American Diabetes Association, AARP Foundation, and others file brief to defend against Alabama state appeal that would put vulnerable voters at risk during the pandemic. prn.to/31AahK2

/PRNewswire/ -- Several leading national advocacy groups, including the American Diabetes Association (ADA), the nation's leading organization for all people...

From Medicaid Enrollees’ Free Choice of Provide to the Hospital Transparency Rule, learn how a new power shift of the Su...
10/13/2020
A Reconfigured U.S. Supreme Court: Implications for Health Policy

From Medicaid Enrollees’ Free Choice of Provide to the Hospital Transparency Rule, learn how a new power shift of the Supreme Court could impact health policy.

U.S. Supreme Court decisions shape health policy in important ways. The nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett, if confirmed, is expected to establish a solid 6:3 conservative majority that could af…

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.

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
CNN - Breaking News, Latest News and Videos

From Alabama to Maine which Senate seats are up for grabs. 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. 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.

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 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. 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...

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.

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.

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.” 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. 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. 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. 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. 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  for control of key coron...
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 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 () on the number of COVID-19 patients each facility is treating, available beds and ventilators, and other data. 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. 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. 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.

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. nyti.ms/2UOky1L

The court said the language of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits s*x discrimination, applies to discrimination based on s*xual orientation and gender identity.

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. 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  , and the  are emphasiz...
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 , and the are emphasizing that racism is a public health issue and they’re calling for police brutality to stop.

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/.

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

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The Senate passed the omnibus government funding bill that includes the bipartisan Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act, authored by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The VAMA provides services, protection and justice for young victims of violence. *xualassault https://bit.ly/3IhSYjh
The Biden administration is rolling out a $174 billion plan to spur the development and adoption of electric vehicles that includes money to retool factories and boost the domestic supply of materials, tax incentives for EV buyers, and grant and incentive programs for charging infrastructure.
Virginia is set to become the first state to allow students a day off for civic activism. wapo.st/2MYbRRa
With the United States lacking a national statutory paid maternity leave many working moms choose to exclusively use formula over breastfeeding. bit.ly/3r34oPB
Preterm birth complications are the leading cause of death in children under the age of five. However, premature birth rates are down during COVID-19, according to studies.
For the first time in American history, the nation’s First Lady will hold a job outside the White House, and that job will involve teaching. And her position as a community college professor brings greater attention and perhaps advocacy to the sector. bit.ly/38xzc54
The has released the second edition of its Black Women Vote: National Health Policy Agenda for 2020-2021. This Agenda addresses the critical health policy issues that impact the health and well-being of Black women. It also supports partnerships with policymakers and other Stakeholders to achieve health equity. bit.ly/31WOnAS
Premed students can work with policy makers to change laws and shape policies that affect the health care system. What’s exciting is that their advocacy work can improve the health of thousands of individuals. bit.ly/3e1oHaP
COVID-19 has Eclipsed Healthcare as the Top Issue of the Election.
The American Diabetes Association, AARP Foundation, and others file brief to defend against Alabama state appeal that would put vulnerable voters at risk during the pandemic. prn.to/31AahK2
From Medicaid Enrollees’ Free Choice of Provide to the Hospital Transparency Rule, learn how a new power shift of the Supreme Court could impact health policy.
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.
From Alabama to Maine which Senate seats are up for grabs. cnn.it/3cFdtlq
“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. on.wsj.com/33a6O68
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.
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 bit.ly/3iSaCyk
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