Policy Advocacy

We work with legislators who create budgets, draft, amend, and repeal laws.  We help craft and improve policies that affect people who are living in poverty. We focus most of our policy efforts on working with lawmakers in Chicago, Cook County and Springfield and remain active in Washington, D.C.

However, creating and securing funding for beneficial policies is only half the battle. We also work to ensure that well-intentioned policies are effectively implemented through regulations and procedures, so that these policies provide real assistance to the intended recipients. Legal Action monitors public comment opportunities on state rulemaking and other state administrative actions, while coordinating our advocacy with community- and policy-oriented partners.