Stephen Gockley Advocates Advocacy
Stephen Gockley is a retired civil legal aid lawyer. Beyond individual client advocacy, Stephen sought to broaden the impact of his work by expanding the public awareness of poverty and its effects, by changing governmental and organizational policies, and by building community collaborations and partnerships.
Stephen says, "I think what I have been encouraging this morning is for our chapter to be nimble and creative in response to changes in local needs, to expand its range of activities to include a strong advocacy component, to ask a bit more from members in that regard, and to tailor its advocacy efforts to various situations we might take advantage of." Do you think we need to advocate more strongly? Let us know.
For a transcription of his remarks, click here