Children don’t have lobbyists. They need adults to advocate for them—to speak up on their behalf, to educate decisionmakers, to communicate their needs and to seek funding.
Advocacy is a process by a person or group to influence public policy or budget decisions. Advocacy may include media (letter to the editor or commentary), social media (Facebook or Twitter campaigns), lobbying (appealing to elected officials or other decisionmakers) or community organizing (flyers, petitions, demonstrations). Advocacy is all about making change happen.
For those who may wish to advocate on behalf of young children, this toolkit provides information, templates and examples.