Six Tips to Advocate Socially

July 12, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

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

10, 5, & 3

May 13, 2016By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy 1 Comment

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

Make Your Global Op-ed Local

February 29, 2016By WV AdvocacyLearn about Advocacy No Comments

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

A Teen’s Guide to Advocacy

January 19, 2016By Guest AuthorLearn about Advocacy 3 Comments

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.

How Your Advocacy Creates Change

January 15, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

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?

How Change Happens on the Hill

January 13, 2016By Zoey WilsonLearn about Advocacy No Comments

When I first started my position with the World Vision USA Advocacy team, I didn’t know much about policy. While I have a background in creative writing and using social media for mobilization, my policy understanding was limited to some terms, the general concept of Congress, and that lobbyists influence Congressional members. Since the goal of my job is to help communicate with you, our advocates, how you can effectively advocate for relevant and pressing issues, I have had to learn a bit about the policy side of things and what it is that our policy advisors actually do on the Hill. Hopefully this post will give you a better idea of the work being done in D.C., who is doing the work, and why it should matter to you!