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The Future of Obamacare: Repeal, Repair, or Replace?

How Citizens Can Affect Public Policy / Lesson 1 of 2

Activism 101

10 minutes

In the previous section, Marianne Udow-Phillips suggested some strategies for individual consumers to influence legislation. In this segment, Jenifer Martin elaborates on strategies for influencing change. She describes advocacy and lobbying approaches, with an emphasis on the importance of clarifying intermediate and long-term goals and identifying who can help you advance your goals.

Jenifer Martin, J.D. is the Director of Government Relations at the U-M School of Public Health, where she teaches legal principles and policy advocacy. She previously practiced legislative and policy law in Washington, DC, where she worked on health policy issues. Ms. Martin has also held positions on Capitol Hill and in the White House. She presents an online lecture covering general advocacy and legislative issues relevant to health policy.

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