Webinar on the California Legislative Cycle with Marj Plumb
Hosted by the Scholars Strategy Network
Please join us for a noon webinar on the California legislative cycle on February 19!
The webinar is offered by the Bay Area chapter of Scholars Strategy Network (SSN) but our local chapter of SSN, along with the UCD Center on Poverty and Inequality Research, is hosting a viewing hub (with lunch) at UCD. You can also view the webinar individually through Zoom.
The webinar is led by an experienced public policy advocate, Marj Plumb, who will explain how to influence the California legislative process as a researcher, with a focus on how to make research findings matter at different points in the legislative cycle.
The hub event will be held on Wednesday, February 19 from 11:45 – 1 pm. (1291 SS&H, Sociology Boardroom.) Lunch will be served at 11:45, followed by a brief introduction by chapter leaders, and then Marj will join us from 12 – 1pm. Those unable to join us in-person can participate remotely through Zoom starting at 12 pm.
Bay Area Scholars Strategy Network Webinar
Wednesday February 19, 2020 ⬩ 12:00pm-1:00pm
(11:45am start time for hubs)
Scholars and Advocacy:
Influencing the California Legislative Process
Scholars have an important role to play in making the public and policy makers understand issues and conditions that affect our society. And while most scholarly articles identify ways study results could lead to policy change, change rarely follows. Hear from an expert in public policy advocacy about how scholars can ensure that sound research and analysis makes a real difference. You will learn how to effectively leverage your knowledge and what to expect when you enter the California Legislative cycle. Recent case studies, including efforts to require university student health centers to provide medication abortion, will be discussed.
About Marj Plumb: Marj Plumb, MNA, DrPH is a non-profit consultant and trainer who focuses on public policy advocacy and non-profit organizational and leadership development. As the former Director of the Women’s Foundation of California’s Women’s Policy Institute, Marj trained over 500 grassroots women and trans leaders, and many researchers, in public policy advocacy. The Institute had a 56% success rate of getting bills onto the California Governor’s desk and worked to pass 35 bills into law.
Marj also provided training in Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) for ten years through the California Breast Cancer Research Program, one of the biggest CBPR funders in the world, and for six years through the California-based Child Health and Development Studies, a three-generation 50-year-old cohort study.
Prior to starting her consulting practice twenty years ago, Marj served for over 25 years in senior management positions with a variety of non-profit organizations working on social justice issues, including economic, environmental, and reproductive justice, and fighting for the rights of marginalized peoples, including the LGBT communities and racial/ethnic communities. Living in Omaha, Marj was recently the Director of the statewide Coalition for a Strong Nebraska for the past three years which is a group of over 100 nonprofits, academics, and foundations that are committed to common-sense public policy solutions to end poverty.
Marj has a master’s degree in nonprofit management (MNA) from the University of San Francisco and a doctorate in public health (DrPH) focused on public policy and community-based participatory research from the University of California, Berkeley.