Advocacy is an essential element of World Vision’s work. By addressing the systemic causes of poverty, your voice helps ensure that community transformation is sustainable and scalable.

Tell Congress: Include Children in Priorities
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Tell Congress: Include Children in Priorities
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Through advocacy, you work alongside communities to build a better world for children. You challenge the policies, systems, structures, practices, and attitudes that make it difficult for vulnerable children and their families to experience “life in all its fullness” (John 10:10) The impact of your support is multiplied.

Simple tools allow you to find your members of Congress and customize pre-written messages so you can send emails, make phone calls, or reach out on social media. The result? Congress listens. Every message is read and every phone call is tallied. As few as 10-20 messages have the power to influence Congress and turn an issue into a priority.

We are motivated by our faith. World Vision bases its advocacy work on the same values that shape our humanitarian work: our Christian beliefs and our commitment to the poor. We are called to aid people in great need — to relieve their suffering and to create sustainable solutions to the poverty that prevents children from experiencing life in all its fullness.

  • We rely on God's spirit and power.
  • We amplify the voices of the poor, we don't replace them.
  • We approach governments and leaders as partners, not targets.

We work with the U.S. government to influence U.S. foreign assistance policies, using our knowledge gained from more than 65 years working with communities, to advocate for maximum effectiveness, reaching children beyond the countries where we have programs. In the countries we work in, the U.S. government is a vital partner, providing foreign assistance to help World Vision carry out critical programs.

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