This month we have spent time exploring advocacy – from its history in the Bible, to how a bill finally becomes a law. Throughout the whole process, I think it is obvious how important our advocates are ─ how important you are!

Whether you have taken advocacy trips to D.C with us, met with your Congress members, written an op-ed, made a phone call, sent an email, or simply educated a friend about an issue– your acts of advocacy have made a difference. Every time you raise your voice around legislation that works to alleviate poverty and injustice, you are not just impacting legislation but also individuals.

Because of your action, we have had a tremendous amount of successes over the past fifteen years. We have seen action on The Sudan Peace Act, The PROTECT Act, The Clean Diamond Trade Act, U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria Act, The Northern Uganda Crisis Response ActThe Child Soldier Prevention Act, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act, The Water for the World Act, The Girls Count Act, and most recently, advocates helped restore funding to ILAB programs that fight child labor.

So thank you! Thank you for all of your hard work, diligence, trust, and for your compassionate hearts. You are the reason we can count so many successes. You are the reason that millions of children and families around the world receive treatment from disease, are protected from exploitation, have clean water to drink, and the chance to go to school. We are grateful and excited to see where God leads our advocacy in the future.

Will you continue to join us?

Photo: World Vision advocates visit Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., to meet with their members of Congress about maternal and child health. © 2015 World Vision

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