A Brief History of Advocacy

January 7, 2016By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy 1 Comment

This is the second post in our Advocacy 101 blog series. While advocacy as it is traditionally thought of today, lobbying to government officials to make policy changes, is relatively new in the grand scheme of things, various forms of advocacy have been going on much longer than any formal system — and are still very relevant today. You can see it when looking at history, and even throughout the Bible. What inspired advocacy as it is now, and how does it relate to Christianity?

Feet First

January 5, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Zoey Wilson is the newest member of the World Vision advocacy team. Last August she jumped in feet first and knows what it is like to take first steps as an advocate. Today she starts to share the basics in the first of our Advocacy 101 blog series. If you would like to take the next step in advocacy, or are just curious about the issues we will be working on this year, join us on Wednesday January 13 for our Grassroots Advocate Conference Call. Click through to sign up!

A Sincere Thank You

December 17, 2014By Lisa BosClean Water, Learn about Advocacy, News 1 Comment

Lisa Bos, World Vision’s senior policy adviser for health, education, and water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH), has been working on the other side of the Water for the World Act for the past three years– on Capitol Hill, in the halls of Congress. She knows everything that has gone into passing this bill and even … Read More

To Celebrate 100, We’re Giving You…

December 12, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Our newly released Beyond 5 Campaign Toolkit! Today marks our 100th Beyond 5 blog post, and we’re marking the occasion with our own virtual launch party (insert confetti throwing here!) for a hot new resource that’s sure to take your advocacy to the next level. Inside the campaign toolkit, you will find fact sheets, prayers, … Read More

We Are Thankful

November 28, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

Behind the scenes at  World Vision Advocacy we want to share what we are thankful for. We are thankful that God has put us in a place where we have the opportunity to help the least fortunate. We have deep gratitude for all of our advocates who are willing to educate themselves, speak out to … Read More

Video: It’s Not What You Know

August 20, 2013By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

You may not know who your Representative is, how to schedule an in-district meeting or fully understand the legislative process and that’s okay! Our kid advocate shows that it’s not what you know, it is what you do: You can learn the other things as you go. Visit our videos to see Kid Advocate tell … Read More

Yes, Your Voice Matters

July 11, 2013By Lisa BosLearn about Advocacy 3 Comments

I just celebrated the start of my 17th year in Washington, D.C. Coming here in 1997 from a pretty small town in Michigan was a little scary, but I was a political junkie and where else do you go but D.C.? I have worked in the legislative/political world my entire career, spending years on Capitol … Read More