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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 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.

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

Conservative climate change activists have moved their plans online and are hoping to attract young conservatives to the...
04/22/2020
Earth Day At 50: Climate Activists Go Digital Amid Pandemic Shutdown

Conservative climate change activists have moved their plans online and are hoping to attract young conservatives to the climate movement. #advocacy #EarthDay #climatechange 🌎 https://n.pr/2xGVWjj

Climate change activists had planned three days of protests and other events for the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. But with the coronavirus pandemic, they will be virtual.

One of the biggest challenges for school districts across the country is delivering distance learning to millions of stu...
04/21/2020
Disability rights advocates urge Education Secretary DeVos to ensure special education students receive equal services

One of the biggest challenges for school districts across the country is delivering distance learning to millions of students at home because of the COVID-19 crisis and providing legally required services to students with disabilities. #advocacy #education

Not many school systems have come up with a way to extend online learning and other critical services to the 7 million children with disabilities across the country.

Congressional offices have seen an astronomical uptick in the number of constituent calls coming in related to Covid-19 ...
04/20/2020
Congressional offices are overwhelmed by constituent calls and lawmakers are changing to handle the influx

Congressional offices have seen an astronomical uptick in the number of constituent calls coming in related to Covid-19 prompting many offices to quickly reshape their operations in order to field, let alone answer, the volume of calls. #advocacy #Congress

Republican and Democratic offices in both the US House and Senate tell CNN they have seen an astronomical uptick in the amount of constituent calls coming in related to Covid-19, levels of calls previously unseen, prompting many offices to quickly reshape their operations in order to field, let alon...

The American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block Virginia...
04/20/2020
Advocacy groups sue to block Virginia rule requiring witness for absentee voting

The American Civil Liberties Union and the League of Women Voters have filed a federal lawsuit seeking to block Virginia from enforcing a law requiring a witness for absentee voting. #Advocacy #GOTV #Vote2020 ACLU League of Women Voters of the U.S.

“If the witness requirement stands, tens of thousands of Virginia voters will be unable to maintain social distancing recommendations and vote absentee.”

For decades, hundreds of ABA members have descended upon Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives and adv...
04/17/2020
ABA Day Digital Toolkit

For decades, hundreds of ABA members have descended upon Capitol Hill to meet with congressional representatives and advocate for legal issues on ABA Day, now the Advocacy Day will be virtual. #advocacy American Bar Association

Use these images, posts, and infographics to take your posts to the next level.

04/08/2020
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Organizations must adopt new strategies to advocate around high-level events. Virtual advocacy opens up the possibility for more creative strategies that reach intended audiences through volume and frequency. #advocacy #nonprofit #governement #activism

04/08/2020
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Organizations must adopt new strategies to advocate around high-level events. Virtual advocacy opens up the possibility for more creative strategies that reach intended audiences through volume and frequency. #advocacy #nonprofit #governement #activism https://bit.ly/2ViP6bw

Activists that are reliant on public demonstrations, face-to-face meetings with representatives, and in-person group tra...
04/07/2020
Coronavirus has pushed activism indoors. Here's how major groups are adapting.

Activists that are reliant on public demonstrations, face-to-face meetings with representatives, and in-person group trainings have moved their efforts off the streets just as in-person advocacy efforts would have been ramping up. #advocacy #nonprofits

Hint: Zoom conferences with lawmakers are a thing.

The prison advocacy group founded by rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z will send nearly 100,000 surgical masks to Rikers Islan...
04/03/2020
Meek Mill's advocacy group sending thousands of surgical masks to prisons

The prison advocacy group founded by rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z will send nearly 100,000 surgical masks to Rikers Island and other prisons in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus among inmates. #advocacy #Coronovirus #CriminalJustice #Mississippi #Tennessee

The prison advocacy group founded by rappers Meek Mill and Jay-Z will send nearly 100,000 surgical masks to Rikers Island and other prisons in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus among inmates.

03/25/2020

Can't make it to Capitol Hill or your State Capitol? Bring government to you. Make your Advocacy Day, Lobby Day, or Fly-In Virtual. #advocacy #publicpolicy #governmentrelation #Congress https://bit.ly/3acd4eI

At Policy TakeOver we are making sure our clients are getting their voices heard in government. As a result, we have int...
03/23/2020
Virtual Advocacy Day - Policy TakeOver

At Policy TakeOver we are making sure our clients are getting their voices heard in government. As a result, we have introduced several new service offerings including Virtual Advocacy Day services for both federal and state advocacy levels. If your organization is interested in having a Virtual Advocacy Day please refer to our website at https://www.policytakeover.com/virtual-advocacy-day/.
#advocacy #virtualadvocacyday #lobbyday #publicpolicy #digitaladvocacy
#Congress #governmentrelations #governmentaffairs

Scheduling Advocacy Day meetings can be a headache. Let Policy TakeOver assist in scheduling your Advocacy Day meetings. Complimentary registration page included.

Advocacy groups want federal agencies to halt public comment periods during the outbreak. #advocacy #climatechange #EPA ...
03/23/2020
Advocacy groups push back on 'business as usual' at EPA during coronavirus

Advocacy groups want federal agencies to halt public comment periods during the outbreak. #advocacy #climatechange #EPA #publicpolicy #government #coronavirus

Environmental groups, states and cities are urging the Trump administration to give the public more time to weigh in on key agency rules as almost all sectors of society are focused on the coronavirus pandemic.

Housing Justice for All, a coalition of advocacy groups, has launched an online petition asking Cuomo and members of the...
03/20/2020
New York will offer mortgage relief during coronavirus pandemic. What about rents?

Housing Justice for All, a coalition of advocacy groups, has launched an online petition asking Cuomo and members of the New York state congressional delegation to freeze rents for the duration of the crisis. #advocacy #NewYork #publicpolicy #government @housing4allNY

"People are losing their jobs, closing their businesses—it’s going to be hard to continue to pay our rent."

What to do when the advocacy toolbox is severely limited: no live events, meetings, fly-ins, fundraisers, or even improm...
03/19/2020
Advocacy Campaigning During the COVID-19 Pandemic

What to do when the advocacy toolbox is severely limited: no live events, meetings, fly-ins, fundraisers, or even impromptu coffee chats for the foreseeable future. #advocacy #government #publicpolicy #Congress

From healthcare to travel to the economy and daily life, nearly every facet of society has been altered by the novel coronavirus pandemic. This is a period of

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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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