Lessons on Lobbying from NAFSA

This week I am very proud to post a blog by our Political Consultant Connor Ruby. Connor went with me to visit Congressman Jim McGovern in MA and that was a very positive visit. We need to visit more Congressman and Senators for sure. As we grow, we want more people to do so to talk about true health care reform that includes alternative health. We also want people to approach their Congressman and Senators to ask them to work with us, and get the pharmaceutical advertising off of TV. Connor provides some great advice here! Read, and join the wave of health care reform with us.
Take back your health America!

The World Stage

Last March, I was selected as one of a few students from Clark University to attend NAFSA Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C.  NAFSA is the Association of International Educators (if you’re wondering how the name fits the acronym, it doesn’t: the organization used to be called the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers), and every year holds Advocacy Day, where education experts, university faculty, and often students visit their members of Congress to advocate for bills that affect international students and study abroad programs. The event takes two days: the actual Advocacy Day is preceded by a conference the day before, where representatives from NAFSA instruct and advise the delegations on how best to advocate for legislation.

In 2015, NAFSA was concerned with two bills (technically four, as there were Senate and House versions of each bill): High Skilled Immigration Reform, and the Freedom to Travel to Cuba Act.  NAFSA…

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