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Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol 2018-01-16T12:41:31+00:00

Nearly 1,000 youth and adults attended Children’s Advocacy Day in 2017, and we need you to help pack the rotunda and ask elected officials to prioritize kids in the 2018 session.

Join us on January 18, 2018 for the 14th annual 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 rally on behalf of children and to promote priorities on the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda.

The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of committed agencies that are working together to make Kentucky a place with thriving communities, strong families, and successful kids. Stay tuned for the release of the 2018 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda.

Interested in becoming a Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children partner? Sign up here.

Register
yourself or your group to attend Children’s Advocacy Day! 

If you are bringing a group of youth to Children’s Advocacy Day, please fill out this brief survey about youth activities that we can help you coordinate throughout the day. Contact Tina Agonva at tagonva@kyyouth.org, if you have questions.

2018 Children’s Advocacy Day Agenda

9:00 AM – Check in begins on the Capitol Mezzanine. Be sure to pick up your lanyard and folder of information for the day.

10:00 AM – Rally for Kentucky kids in the Capitol Rotunda. Grab a spot in the Rotunda or on the Mezzanine to listen to our youth and adult speakers, and join in on the youth-led cheers.

11:00 AM-Noon – Drop in to the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children information stations to learn more about the 2018 priorities in Room 113 of the Legislative Annex.

11:00 AM and Beyond – Attend legislative committee meetings in the Annex, meet with your legislators and deliver your Step Up for Kids notes in the Annex, view the “Healthy Kids. Strong Kids. Successful kids!” art projects and quotes from Kentucky youth in the tunnel between the Capitol and Annex, and visit the resource table and snap a picture at the social media station on the lower level of the Annex.

1:45 PM – Greet House and Senate members as they go into Chambers on the Capitol Mezzanine.

2:00 PM – Watch the House and Senate in action from the Chamber gallery. You must obtain gallery passes from the House and Senate Clerks’ Offices to sit in one of the chamber galleries.

View the full agenda and information packet in the Children’s Advocacy Day resource booklet online here.

Schedule an Appointment with Your Legislator

If you’d like to meet with your legislator on Children’s Advocacy Day, schedule an appointment early. Find out your Kentucky legislators and how to contact them here. Find tips on contacting and meeting with legislators here.

Watch the Advocacy 101 and Prep for 2018 Children’s Advocacy Day Webinar

Learn how to be confident in attending Children’s Advocacy Day and advocating on behalf of children during the 2018 General Assembly watching a recording of the recent webinar here.

Review a list of tips and reminders for before, during, and after Children’s Advocacy Day here.