Standing shoulder-to-shoulder with hundreds of thousands of activists. Joining a cause larger than yourself. Marching, demonstrating, protesting. These can all be memorable, exhilarating experiences. And they can help advance the policy issues you care about.
Still, advocates for particular public policies are faced with a challenge: How to harness this "protest power" once the slogans and signs fade? How to move from marching to implementing meaningful legislative or regulatory change?