USE YOUR VOICE
It takes more than money to make a difference. We all have something we can offer—what if yours is your voice? Through your voice you can use your passion to inspire action, educate, motivate, and transform lives. You might be surprised to find there are others just like you—eager to lend a voice to find a solution.
"How wonderful it is that nobody needs wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Anne Frank
The most successful advocates are those who are informed and who can clearly articulate facts about the cause they are championing. Maybe you are well-educated about the strengths and challenges in your community but want to learn more. Listed below are some helpful links for you to take steps to do just that:
For County and City Government Info, including Municipalities:
To search for information about non-profits:
HOW TO ADVOCATE
Speak out in praise of a program; reinforce the great things you’re seeing in your community. It can be incredibly refreshing and motivational to hear uplifting stories from people who truly care about this community.
Being an advocate doesn’t mean you have to storm Capitol Hill! You can use your voice in so many ways—be quiet, be loud, be visible, write your thoughts, say them, even sing them. And when you do, you’ll turn around to find that others are following your lead.
Spread the word – encourage friends and family to learn more and get involved
Call or write a letter to a government official:
Submit a letter to the editor of your local newspaper