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THE EDUCATIONAL NETWORK
FOR ACTIVE CIVIC TRANSFORMATION

a national program based at Brandeis University

ENACT: Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation is a national, non-partisan program based at Brandeis University, engaging undergraduates at colleges and universities in state-level legislative change. Learn More
- ENACT Students & Alumni: search student work. Network with students and alumni. Click to Login
- ENACT Faculty Fellows: access ENACT teaching resources and student work. Click to Login
- Public: access student work on bills from across the U.S., including op-eds, issue research and more.



Who we are & What you can do




What We Do

The ENACT: Educational Network for Active Civic Transformation is a national program engaging undergraduates at colleges and universities in state-level legislative change by learning to work with legislators, staffers, and community organizations to advance policy. It is becoming a major voice in addressing challenges to American democracy by engaging young people around the country in civic activism built on knowledge, cooperation, justice and integrity.



The ENACT Model

• Workshop: ENACT launched with a workshop at Brandeis University in May 2016. Under the leadership of the program’s academic director, ENACT Fellows shared ideas and worked on course development.
• Courses: In ENACT courses students learn about participating in the legislative and advocacy process at the state level, with a substantial hands-on component in which they engage directly in that process, as in the “Advocacy for Policy Change” course at Brandeis.
• Online Network: The ENACT Network is a national in-person and online network of students, faculty, activists and legislators. It is a strategic and information hub for state-level players that enables them to connect with counterparts throughout the country.



Public resources




Healthy Youth Act Storybook

  • Description:
    A storybook on the Healthy Youth Act done by Brandeis students Tori Sanchez and Sabrina Bell in Spring of 2021.
  • State:
    MA
  • Link:
    click me
  • Institution:
    Brandeis University
  • Author:
    Sabrina Bell, Tori Sanchez
  • Topic(s)/Issue(s):
    education,LGBTQ+,public health,violence and sexual assault

Fair Workweek letter to legislator and elevator speech

  • Description:
    The Fair Workweek bill aims to provide more stable schedules for Massachusetts retail, hospitality, and food services workers.
  • State:
    MA
  • Link:
    click me
  • Institution:
    Brandeis University
  • Author:
    Jessica Cocomazzi, Sarah Arthi Jacob
  • Topic(s)/Issue(s):
    labor

Letter to the Legislator

  • Description:
    Letter to Senator Barrett advocating for the I AM Bill which would increase access to period products in Massachusetts K-12 public schools, homeless shelters, and prisons.
  • State:
    MA
  • Link:
    click me
  • Institution:
    Brandeis University
  • Author:
    Alison Hagani, Alison Cantor
  • Topic(s)/Issue(s):
    education,housing and homelessness,public health,women and gender








Events




Present and Defend – Brandeis ENACT students advocate for Massachusetts legislation

  • Description:
    Join us for “Present and Defend” – the students of the Brandeis University ENACT course “Advocacy for Policy Change” will try to persuade you to vote for their bills, which are currently being considered by the Massachusetts State Legislature. Join via Zoom and exercise your right to influence public policy! For login info contact ENACT@brandeis.edu. All are welcome!
  • Date:

    Tue May 04 2021 18:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

  • Start time:

    Tue May 04 2021 18:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

  • End time:

    Tue May 04 2021 19:20:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

  • Link:
    click me

Bill Advocacy: Activism Pitch - ENACT at Rutgers University - Camden

  • Description:
    Students of ENACT Faculty Fellow Stephen Danley's Community Organizing course at Rutgers University - Camden will be presenting activism pitches in advocacy for their bill of interest...
  • Date:

    Wed Apr 21 2021 16:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Policymaking Through the Budget: A Legislator's Perspective

  • Description:
    In this event hosted by the Brandeis ENACT course "Advocacy for Policy Change" Massachusetts State Representative Mike Connolly discussed the role of the budget in state policymaking, followed by a Q&A with ENACT students...
  • Date:

    Thu Apr 08 2021 22:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)

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Join Us




For Students

• Are you a student in an ENACT course? Contact your professor for the PIN you need to login, create a profile. You will then be able to access all resources, and upload your own work. Already have a profile? Login above to gain full access to the site.

• Are you an alum of an ENACT course? If you do not already have a profile, contact ENACT@brandeis.edu to request a pin. Include the year and school where you took the ENACT course.

For Professors

• Are you an ENACT Faculty Fellow? Login above to gain full access to the site.
• Are you interested in teaching an ENACT course? Contact ENACT@brandeis.edu

For Public

• Are you an interested member of the public? Search publicly available resources created by ENACT students from across the United States. You can browse, enter a keyword in the search box, or search using any or all of the categories below. For example, search by content type, issue area, state, and more.




Intro Video

What is ENACT?

A Brief Tour of enactnetwork.org