Policy TakeOver

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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.

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

Citing the crisis, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a new version of a sick leave bill that has been stalled in ...
03/12/2020
Coronavirus Brings a New Legislative Push for Paid Sick Leave

Citing the crisis, Democrats in Congress are trying to pass a new version of a sick leave bill that has been stalled in Congress since 2004 and expand it to add 14 days of immediately accessible paid sick leave in the case of a public health emergency. #publichealth #advocacy #government

Democrats introduce a measure they hope will find bipartisan support, and a new study explores the economic effects of sick-leave mandates.

Grassroots advocacy can be exponentially propelled with an effective and organized community. With an Advocacy Day app, ...
02/26/2020
How to Use Your Advocacy Day App Year-Round?

Grassroots advocacy can be exponentially propelled with an effective and organized community. With an Advocacy Day app, you can create a community of advocates. Learn how to keep your members engaged after your Advocacy Day. #advocacy #AdvocacyDay #publicpolicy #government

Mobilize your members beyond your annual Advocacy Day.

The Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act would direct the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt new he...
02/11/2020
Helicopter safety bill filed in wake of crash that killed Kobe Bryant, his daughter and seven others

The Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act would direct the Federal Aviation Administration to adopt new helicopter safety standards by requiring helicopters to be equipped with a Terrain Awareness and Warning System. #advocacy #publicpolicy #government #aviation

Congressman Brad Sherman, D-California, introduced legislation on Wednesday that would strengthen federal safety standards for helicopters.

Justin Bieber gifts $100,000 to a fan who is an advocate for mental health. #advcocay #mentalhealth #advocate #MentalHea...
02/10/2020
Justin Bieber Gifts a Fan $100,000 for Her Mental Health Advocacy: Watch

Justin Bieber gifts $100,000 to a fan who is an advocate for mental health. #advcocay #mentalhealth #advocate #MentalHealthAwareness

Hours after Justin Bieber dropped the philanthropic video for his Quavo collaboration "Intentions" on Friday, the Biebs stopped by MTV's 'Fresh Out Live' to continue the giving spirit by gifting a deserving fan with $100,000.

YouTube says it plans to remove misleading election-related content that can cause “serious risk of egregious harm,” the...
02/03/2020
YouTube Says It Will Ban Misleading Election-Related Content

YouTube says it plans to remove misleading election-related content that can cause “serious risk of egregious harm,” the first time the video platform has comprehensively laid out how it will handle such political videos and viral falsehoods. #Election2020 #GOTV

On the day of the Iowa caucuses, the video platform rolled out a complete policy of how it plans to handle false election content.

The Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would require insurance companies to cover additional breast c...
01/31/2020
Pa. Senate passes bill requiring insurers to cover additional breast cancer screenings

The Pennsylvania Senate passed legislation Wednesday that would require insurance companies to cover additional breast cancer screenings for high-risk women and women with dense breast tissue. #advocacy #Pennsylvania #BreastCancerAwareness #healthpolicy

Under the bill, MRI and ultrasound screenings would be covered for women with high risk factors and dense breast tissue.

For voters who are still on the fence about who they will back in 2020, the "policy" tracker makes it easy to analyze wh...
01/30/2020
New Policy Tracker Helps Black Voters Analyze 2020 Candidates By Issue

For voters who are still on the fence about who they will back in 2020, the "policy" tracker makes it easy to analyze which candidate best speaks to the issues that concern them the most. #advocacy #publicpolicy #Election2020 #GOTV

The team at E Pluribus Unum researched the policies of the 2020 candidates’ to bring voters a comprehensive tracker detailing the issues.

Kobe Bryant was a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. He spoke about his own fears and insecurities, and inspire...
01/28/2020
Kobe Bryant fought anxiety and obesity with a children's podcast called 'The Punies' and a campaign to keep kids in sports

Kobe Bryant was a vocal advocate for mental health awareness. He spoke about his own fears and insecurities, and inspired all athletes, from schoolkids to pros in basketball and beyond. #advocacy #KobeForever #MentalHealthAwareness

NBA legend Kobe Bryant was outspoken about the importance of mental health and advocated for the benefits of youth sports participation.

“Ban Facial Recognition on Campus,” aims to rally students, faculty and other stakeholders to urge transparency about ho...
01/23/2020
New Advocacy Campaign Calls for Banning Facial Recognition on College Campuses - EdSurge News

“Ban Facial Recognition on Campus,” aims to rally students, faculty and other stakeholders to urge transparency about how institutions of higher ed already use facial recognition tools and ban future use. #advocacy #highereducation #education Fight For The Future Students for Sensible Drug Policy

A satirical student newspaper recently wrote that Stanford University installed facial recognition cameras in the front of some lecture halls to take ...

A major religious rights case currently at the U.S. Supreme Court could narrow the separation of church and state. #advo...
01/22/2020
U.S. Supreme Court Examines Religious School Funding in Major Rights Case

A major religious rights case currently at the U.S. Supreme Court could narrow the separation of church and state. #advocacy #Christian #religion #publicpolicy

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After public criticism, Amtrak is removing excessive fees after charging two wheelchair users $25,000 for a short train ...
01/21/2020
Amtrak To Drop $25,000 Ticket Price For 2 Wheelchair Users After Complaints

After public criticism, Amtrak is removing excessive fees after charging two wheelchair users $25,000 for a short train ride. #advocacy #disabilityadvocacy #disability

NPR reported on Friday that the ticket for a two-hour ride between Chicago and Bloomington-Normal, Ill., stations usually costs $16. Amtrak had based the higher price on adjustments to train cars.

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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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