DC Daily – February 10,2017

 In Today’s Issue:

  • Duke Co-Joins an Amicus Brief
  • Advocacy Best Practices

UNIVERSITIES STAKE THEIR CLAIM 

Today, Duke University joined 16 other universities in filing an amicus brief opposing the Trump administration’s immigration Executive Order. Each of the 17 universities “has a global mission, and each derives immeasurable benefit from the contributions of diverse students, faculty and scholars from around the world,” the brief says.

“The executive order at issue in this case threatens that ability, and creates significant hardship for [the universities’] valued international students, faculty and scholars.”

Amicus Curiae

CONSTITUENTS INFLUENCE

The Congressional Management Foundation released a report titled “Citizen-Centric Advocacy: The Untapped Power of Constituent Engagement,” that highlights more than a decade’s worth of its surveys that show how citizens can best influence lawmakers. According to the group’s research, citizens who show up in person and are well-prepared with facts and arguments have a sizable impact on undecided legislators.

Untapped Potential