Raydia Martin is a legislative attorney who supports nonprofit advocacy campaigns by providing legal and legislative analysis, legislative drafting, and lobbying communications drafting to legislators and legislative bodies. Her research and analysis have been the foundation for successful initiatives to make human trafficking prevention, criminal justice reform and child welfare reform legislative priorities in numerous states. Her mission is to support and develop evidence-based public policy initiatives that benefit marginalized and vulnerable populations.
Her services include:
• Analyzing and summarizing existing law and monitor and analyze legislation as it is introduced and amended
• Providing an accurate and succinct bill summaries that can be easily understood by a non-legal audience
• Monitoring state election legislation, regulation, & litigation, flagging developments
• Developing proposed policy solutions
• Providing legal descriptions and analysis and clear and accurate policy materials as needed. Such content may include written or verbal descriptions of laws and legislation for legal and non-legal audiences
• Drafting advocacy and lobbying communications materials for advocacy campaigns, such as the following:
• Letters to Legislators
• Policy Briefs/Memos
• Sign-on Letters
• Letters of Support/Opposition
• Committee Hearing Requests
• Fiscal Notes
• Model Legislation
Raydia received her Juris Doctorate from Loyola University Chicago School of Law and her Master’s of Social Work from Loyola University School of Social Work. Before launching her freelance career, she worked as a legislative attorney for the Illinois General Assembly.