Our collective impressions of civil rights struggles are largely based on salient court decisions that have become mired in hostile opposition efforts. This book explores two important civil rights struggles-same-sex parenting and group home advocacy-where advocates reduced the incidence and influence of backlash by crafting low-visibility advocacy strategies.
Alison L. Gash is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Oregon. Her research explores how policy advocacy mechanisms shape policy outcomes. She has written on various forms of legal and political advocacy with a particular focus on civil rights. Prior to receiving her Ph.D. at University of California, Berkeley she worked as a civil rights and anti-death penalty advocate in Washington, DC.