This week, World Vision Advocacy hosted a post-election conference call – What do the election results mean for World Vision programs, the type of work that we do, and our advocacy priorities moving forward? More than 100 people signed up to join the call. If you missed it, listen below! Recording begins at 2:25. Here … Read More
Maybe advocacy isn’t for you? At first, thought, talking with our nation’s leaders about issues you may not be an expert on can seem complex and intimidating. But, when you break it down, it doesn’t have to be — it may in fact be easier than you thought. Members of Congress are just normal people, whose job it … Read More
Many advocates want to increase their impact, but don’t know where to start. Doing more does not have to be overwhelming — there is an easy way to grow your impact at your fingertips! Use social media to engage your friends and family in advocacy and reach members of Congress in ways that emails and phone … Read More
We’re so excited! Advocates around the country are signing up to meet with their member of Congress and their staffs in their district offices this summer when Congress is on recess. For some, this can be a daunting activity, yet we are so proud of all of you who are taking this next step into … Read More
You have the opportunity to meet with your members of Congress in their districts this month, and as we approach Independence Day, we hope you see it as a blessing to be able to meet with our country’s leaders and advocate for what we all care about. While in-district meetings may seem intimidating for those … Read More
This week, we had the pleasure of hosting a conference call to talk about mobilizing around the Reach Every Mother and Child Act! We heard from director of government relations, Lisa Bos, policy associate, Aaron Brose, mobilization specialist, Amanda Mootz, and advocate, Ruthi Hanchett. Thank you to everyone who was able to call in, and for … Read More
By Christina Bradic and Beth Ann Saracco Advocacy can take many different forms. One of the easiest ways to advocate is to simply raise awareness of issues by speaking to others. Finding an audience is not always easy, but the good news is that your local newspaper has a section reserved just for you — the … Read More
In this part of our Advocacy 101 series, Bella DeVaan, a high school junior and Save the Children Action Network advocate, shares about her experience advocating and about getting her peers to advocate.
I’ll be honest: the first time I walked into Senator Maria Cantwell’s Capitol Hill office with the Save the Children Action Network team, I was incredibly nervous. Wasn’t it strange that a sixteen-year old was about to lobby a political superhero? What could I say that she didn’t already know? I began to doubt what I could really contribute to the effort to save moms and kids. I felt uncertain and out of place.
Without you, our advocacy means very little. You are who Congress works for your voice is the voice that matters. In D.C., bills are introduced, but you give those bills momentum to become laws. With you, we have made great strides, helping the Water for the World Act and the Girl Count Act pass! We know these victories are only the start of our voices coming together as one. How does it work though?