Center for Policy Alternatives

aka CPA   |   Washington, DC   |  http://www.stateaction.org
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Mission

Founded in 1975, the Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA) is the nation's leading nonpartisan progressive public policy and leadership development center serving state legislators, state policy organizations, and state grassroots leaders. CPA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation with a staff of 12 and an annual budget of $2 million, supported by foundations, unions, corporations and individuals.

Ruling year info

1978

Principal Officer

Mr. Tim McFeeley

Main address

1875 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 710

Washington, DC 20009

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EIN

52-1114203

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Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (R01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (S01)

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CPA empowers state legislators by simultaneously working at three levels: building a strong, coordinated network of legislators across the states; providing values-based leadership development programs; and by developing user-friendly policy tools on a wide variety of issues. Each of these elements is crafted to reach an audience with broad issue interests.

Network Building
CPA's State Action Network is the largest national network of progressive state legislators, linking nearly 1400 leaders from all 50 states. Using meetings, conference calls, email and other means, CPA provides ways for these legislators to find each other, share support and knowledge, connect with advocates, organizers and experts, direct policy research and development, build support, develop messages and strategies, and continue to strengthen their leadership skills.

Leadership Development
The Center for Policy Alternatives' Flemming Leadership Institute provides the only values-based leadership training for state legislators. Since the inception of the Flemming Institute in 1994, more than 340 state legislators from 50 states have graduated from CPA?s training programs. The Flemming Leadership Institute helps state legislators sharpen their understanding of their personal and community values and how those values drive their decisions as elected leaders. Fellows engage in exercises to define the role of government, examine policies and budgets as value statements and identify the core values that they share with others and can use as the basis for solving problems.

Policy Tools
CPA provides user-friendly talking points, policy summaries, model bills and resource lists designed specifically for state legislators. The Progressive Agenda, CPA's annual compilation of policy toolkits, is distributed to more than 6,000 legislators and leaders. Written in collaboration with national and state partner organizations, the Progressive Agenda covers 50 social and economic state issues and includes examples of model legislation. The Progressive Agenda includes toolkits on a variety of subjects such as education, health care, the environment and criminal justice reform.

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Center for Policy Alternatives

Board of directors
as of 4/9/2007
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Mike Ettlinger

Representative Virgil Fludd

Representative Jessica Farrar

Representative Nan Grogan Orrock

Representative Helen Miller

Representative Phyllis Gutierrez Kenney

Representative Dale Swenson

Miles Rapoport

Ms. Melissa Mullinax

Juan Sepulveda

Representative Joyce Elliott

Senator G. Spencer Coggs

Mark Schmitt

Antonio Riley

Representative Roy Takumi

Representative Diana Urban

Senator D. Scott Dibble

Jane Gruenebaum

Representative Lois Delmore