Rapid Response Form

  • Note that the UWBA policy team tries to respond in a timely manner to all requests. We may decline or not be able to respond to requests made with a short turnaround time. A lead time of at least 5 business days is recommended.
    Date Format: MM slash DD slash YYYY
  • e.g. SB 391 - CA Homes and Jobs Act
  • e.g. support/oppose legislation, write position letter or sign petition, join a coalition, etc.
  • Provide pertinent background information on the issue. What problem does this policy seek to address? Who is the author/proponent?
  • Provide a brief summary of your organization/ coalition’s work on this issue.
  • At what level of government is advocacy needed (Local, State, Federal)? Who are the targets?
  • UWBA’s goal is to cut Bay Area poverty in half by 2020. How will this policy cut poverty? How is policy aligned with Roadmap? *Policies will be ranked by high, moderate, or low impact. High impact means it moves the most # of people out of poverty.
  • Do critical populations of poverty benefit? How? *These are female headed households, families with young children, immigrants, men and boys of color, seniors.
  • How is issue aligned with UWBA’s policy agenda or programs?
  • Who are key supporters and what are their main arguments?
  • Who is on the other side of the issue or is likely to be? What are the key opposing arguments?
  • Who should UWBA talk to about this issue?
  • What is the likelihood of success? What are the key challenges?