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2020 Advocacy Days Toolkit- Prepare to Advocate!

Posted:  -  By: Chlo'e Edwards

We are gearing up for the 2020 General Assembly Session and want YOU to be prepared to make your voice heard!

Here is your “Advocacy Toolkit” so you can be prepared to be a voice for Virginia’s children.

Mark Your Calendars! – 2020 Advocacy Days

(More information to come!)

1/21 –   Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day

Host: Voices for VA’s Children

1/22 –  Home Visiting Advocacy Day

Host: Families Forward/ Early Impact VA

1/27 – Autism Advocacy Day 

Host: Autism Society of Central Virginia

1/28 –   Legislative Action Day 

Host:  Virginia Health Catalyst – The Intersection of Overall Health and Oral Health

1/29 – Foster Care Advocacy Day

Host: Children’s Home Society

2/5 – Mental Health Advocacy Day 

Host:Voices, NAMI, Vocal Virginia, SAARA, Mental Health America

2/17 – Play Date at the Capitol – Early Childhood Education Rally 

Host: Voices & Partners

What is an Advocacy Day?

Checkout this example of our 2019 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Advocacy Day to get an inside look of what meeting with a legislator looks like!

Your How-To Guide! – Advocacy 101

Are you ready to get involved but need to know how to advocate? Listen to our quick Advocacy 101 Webinar  or Advocacy Guide to learn politics “The Virginia Way!”

Book a “Talking Point Prep” Session or an “Overview” of our Policy Agenda!

Are you excited for the 2020 General Assembly Session? We want you to feel and be prepared to uplift the voices of Virginia’s children. In order to do so, we are offering technical assistance on tying your story to policy related items on our agenda. Outreach Coordinator, Chloe Edwards, is offering talking point prep sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays leading up to session. Prepare to make your voice heard by booking your appointment now!

Find Your Legislator

Finding your legislator is not as hard as it may seem. Everything is public and online. Find your legislator now by clicking this link

Governor’s Budget Webinar

Facebook Live “Advocacy Chats”

Now that you know when to advocate and how to advocate, here is an inside scoop on what is on our 2020 policy agenda thus far! If you missed a Facebook Live “Advocacy Chat,” we have everything you need to know saved here!

Early Care: Home Visiting 


Foster Care: Caseworker Salaries 


Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia: FACT Funding


2020 Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia Pre-Session Webinar

Want a deeper dive? Hear our policy team walk you through the weeds of what is on this year’s policy agenda thus far! Listen to this webinar to know more.

Lastly, make sure you click our Campaign for a Trauma-Informed Virginia web page to get all of your policy related blogs and subscribe to receive advocacy alerts and updates! We look forward to seeing you during session.



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