Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol

Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol began in 2004 as an effort to unite advocates from across the state to raise their voices on behalf of children’s safety, health, education, and economic well-being. Hundreds of advocates from counties across Kentucky now gather at the Capitol in Frankfort every year to ask legislators to prioritize children.

Thank you for stepping up for kids at the 12th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day!

On January 14, 2016 more than 900 advocates, elected officials, social workers, parents, teachers, judges, doctors, public health experts, therapists, child care providers, members of the military, seniors, and kids all came together to rally on behalf of children and to promote priorities on the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda. Read a recap and view photos of the day on our blog.

Children’s Advocacy Day has played an essential role in key Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children wins for kids over the last 12 years. With your support and commitment, that momentum will continue in 2016 and beyond.

View the agenda of the day and other resources in the 2016 CAD packet. Stay tuned to the Kentucky Youth Advocates blog and weekly emails for information on where the 2016 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children legislative priorities stand in the Kentucky General Assembly.

Your voice makes a difference in Frankfort; thank you for standing with hundreds of other advocates and raising your voice on January 14th!

Thank you to our 2016 Children’s Advocacy Day sponsors:

Bart Baldwin Consulting
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana
CASA of the Ohio Valley
Catholic Conference of Kentucky
Center for Women and Families
Child Care Advocates of Kentucky
Children, Inc.
Children’s Alliance
Children’s Champions of Madison County
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Children’s Law Center
Citizen Foster Care Review Board
Community Coordinated Child Care, 4-C
Coventry Cares of Kentucky
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Face It®
Family & Children’s Place
Home of the Innocents
Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Hope Hill Youth Services
Humana CareSource
Julie H. Gordon, P.S.C.
Junior League of Louisville
Kentucky Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs
Kentucky CASA Network
Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Kentucky Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Kentucky Conference of United Methodist Women
Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association
Kentucky One Health/Our Lady of Peace
Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
Kentucky PTA
Kentucky Public Health Association
Kentucky Voices for Health
Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood
Kinship Families Coalition of Kentucky
Kosair Charities®
Metro United Way
National Council of Jewish Women, Louisville Section
New Beginnings Family Services, Inc.
Orphan Care Alliance
Passport Health Plan
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Prichard Committee for Academic Excellence
Public Life Foundation of Owensboro
St. Joseph Children’s Home
Sunrise Children’s Services, Inc
United Way of Greater Cincinnati
Volunteers of America Mid-States
WellCare of Kentucky
YMCA of Greater Louisville
YMCA Safe Place

Webinar: Step Up for Kids in the 2016 Legislative Session

What do I need to know to make the most out of Children’s Advocacy Day on January 14, 2016? What are the biggest issues facing kids during the 2016 legislative session? Does my voice matter to elected officials? Who are my legislators, and how do I set up a meeting with them?

Answers to these questions and more were addressed during the Step Up for Kids in the 2016 Legislative Session webinar. Learn tips for making Children’s Advocacy Day a success and for advocating on behalf of children throughout the 2016 General Assembly. View the webinar on YouTube or below, and view the slides here.