The objectives of the California Working Families Policy Project are to:
- help state advocates identify and sharpen their priorities to be prepared for and effective in the upcoming legislative session;
- facilitate dialogue among state advocates to strengthen relationships and help them identify collaborative opportunities to achieve their priorities; and
- provide information (basic orientation materials, web postings) to help advocates, their constituencies, policymakers and other stakeholders learn more about issues outside their own areas of expertise – and to encourage informed constituency-building, collaboration, policy development, and decision-making.
To pursue these goals, the Project is designed with 3 strategic building blocks – the well-known Working Families Policy Summit, the Advocates Retreat, and a new initiative, the Working Families Web Forum.
Note: CCRWF, a program of the nonpartisan, nonprofit Public Health Institute (PHI), works to facilitate policy education and dialogue and is not involved in advocacy for legislation or programs.