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2014-2015 Public Policy School Concludes Successful Year with Trips to Sacramento and Washington, D.C.!
Eleven Public Policy students led by Co-Facilitators Bob Stockwell and Jim Nguyen from the Political Science Department conducted conference and legislative visits in both Sacramento (state issues) and Washington, DC (federal).
Students attended legislative and policy conferences, networked with students and faculty from other colleges and actively fought for policy changes to increase support and funding to community colleges in California and across the country.
The students learned campaign, organization, advocacy, persuasive speech and communication skills, while successfully spreading the message of community college needs on behalf of other students.
Many thanks to the students and facilitators for another strong year. We look forward to next year's class and program!
Some images from our recent trip to Washington, D.C.:
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Winter 2015: Plan an Advocacy Campaign
Public Policy School
Don't like the law?
Oct. 16: 2014 Election: Focus on Community Colleges
|Paul Fong, Former assemblymember and Foothill-De Anza Trustee and candidate for San Jose City Council District 1||
representing Dave Cortese for San Jose Mayor
Nov 11: 2014 Election Results: What Do the Results Mean? Where Do We Go From Here?
This workshop will focus on the results of the recent election and will focus on how students can get involved in shaping policy post-election: the issues, the campaigns, which policymakers to influence on the issues that matter most to them as students and community members.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
*requirement may be waived in rare, difficult circumstances.
If you have any questions, please contact Jim Nguyen, Political Science Instructor and Co-Facilitator of Public Policy School at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408)864-5551 or Cynthia Kaufman, director, Institute of Community
and Civic Engagement, at email@example.com or 408.864.8739.