ERBA has extensive expertise presenting advocacy testimony. This method is used for strategic planning as well as policy formulation. Advocacy testimony demonstrates how changes to a present policy or law can benefit a community.

United States Congressional Committee:
Testified before the United States House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, urging Congress to provide local communities greater flexibility with federal assistance programs, as specified in H.R. 2086.

Pennsylvania Transportation Committee:
Gave testimony about the needs of West Philadelphia job searchers who travel to jobs in the city’s suburbs. As a result, the City of Philadelphia implemented a Reverse Commute Program.

Schuylkill Valley Metro:
Presented testimony before theĀ open house for SEPTA’s Schuylkill Valley Metro Major Investment Study/Draft Environmental Impact Statement.

This testimony revealed the mobility needs of job seekers in West Philadelphia who were traveling to jobs in surrounding suburban counties.