10/11, 10/25, 11/15; Advocacy Training Series

by | Aug 9, 2022 | Advocacy and Legal, Community Events, Spanish

Ad vo cate (noun): a person who publicly supports or recommends a particular cause or policy

You may not believe it, but advocacy does make a difference. In this free webinar series, you’ll learn skills to be an effective advocate for infants, children, and families and to make change happen on their behalf – as a coalition member, grassroots organizer, and leader. From strategies for organizing people who share your concerns but aren’t sure what to do about them, to methods for communicating messages to everyone who needs to be part of the solution, this series will teach you everything you need to start making an impact. 
Register today to become a voice for your community’s tomorrow.
Webinars are one hour long and feature live Spanish translation and closed captioning.
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First Meeting: The Nuts and Bolts of Advocacy  Tuesday, October 11, 2022 @ 12 PM EST / 9 AM PST
This webinar begins with an overview of why advocacy matters and how it makes a big difference for infants, children, and families and the professionals who care for them. You will learn the nuts and bolts of advocacy, including:

  • Information policymakers need to make decisions, including how an issue impacts their constituents and supporters The helpful facts, figures, and personal stories that narrate and frame an issue, so it is easily understood and relatable
  • How visible an issue is in the community and among constituents and supporters, and the range of opinions about it How to contact and learn more about your elected officials and those working on your issues, as well as advocacy and community coalitions
  • Ways to have your voice heard by identifying and volunteering with (or creating!) advocacy and community coalitions engaged in your issues
  • Strategies and methods for connecting to officials when you find them, and how to keep your issue front and center In small groups, you’ll share your issue areas with fellow participants, and research how to contact your elected officials, like-minded advocacy groups, and community coalitions.

A resource list and tip sheet will be provided to all participants as a desktop reference guide for your advocacy efforts.