ADVOCACY is a strategy to influence policy makers when they make laws and regulations, distribute resources, and make other decisions that affect peoples' lives.
This page will introduce you to resources we've curated to help you find policies useful for your project. The principal aims of advocacy are to create policies, reform policies, and ensure policies are implemented.
These databases can help you locate articles that mention policies.
Think tanks can be a great resource for research and statistics on a variety of topics, but think tanks are advocacy oriented. That a think tank refers to itself as non-partisan means that it has no formal connection to a political party, not that it doesn’t have an ideological orientation that may be more consistent with a given political party.
Newspapers can be helpful sources of current information about new policies. Editorials and the Op-Ed pages are particularly good places to look, because they are spaces in which people write about problems and how they might be solved.
Washington Information Directory*
Provides information on U.S. governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations. Use it to find out which agencies promulgate policies on social, economic, and political issues.