Lessons from the Field with Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

You’re invited to the Inaugural Event for the Columbia Public Policy Review! Please join us for a unique behind-the-scenes look at the passage of NYC’s Paid Sick Leave Law.

Photo courtesy Columbia SIPA

What does it take to implement a policy? First, you have to win. For any future policymaker, aspiring legislator, social change maker, or issue advocate, learning the politics and the process behind the policymaking is as essential as any core course.

Taking the coordinated effort to pass New York City’s Paid Sick Leave law as a case study, this interactive event will showcase different elements of an advocacy campaign—from problem to solution, research to messaging, and inside to outside games.

Key members of the campaign, including Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, Alison Hirsh (Political Director, 32BJ SEIU), Sherry Leiwant (Co-President, A Better Balance), and Emma Woods (Senior Associate, BerlinRosen), will provide a frank behind-the-scenes look into this landmark victory and delve into the multitude of factors that impact the policymaking process.

Thurs April 30th, 9-10:30am
IAB 1501
Light Breakfast will be served.

For more information, please contact: columbiasipapublicpolicyreview@gmail.com

This event is co-sponsored by the Columbia Public Policy Review, SIPA Women in Leadership, Columbia SIPA Urban & Social Policy Concentration and United States Specialization.