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 non-profit, public, and private organizations that speaks with a common voice to create brighter futures for Kentucky kids. The Blueprint stands on three pillars: thriving communities launch strong families, strong families launch successful kids, and successful kids launch a prosperous future for Kentucky. View the 2018 Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda here. Interested in becoming a Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children partner? Sign up here.
Thank you to the hundreds of advocates and youth who joined us on January 18, 2018 for the 14th annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol! Let us know about your 2018 Children’s Advocacy Day experience in this short survey.
Advocates, you made your presence known and made your voice heard when you asked legislators to make kids their priority! From the rally to individual legislator meetings, from committee hearings to follow-up phone calls, you—the nearly 700 advocates who came to Frankfort—kept kids at the top of legislators’ minds.
Social media on Children’s Advocacy Day created additional buzz. See what advocates and elected officials were saying on Twitter here. For video recaps of the day, you can view Governor Matt Bevin’s video here, KET’s coverage here, and the full video of the rally on our YouTube page here. You can also view photos from Children’s Advocacy Day in the slideshow here.
Throughout the day, the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children presented Champion for Children awards to Senate President Robert Stivers, Senator Julie Raque Adams, Senator David Givens, Senator Whitney Westerfield, Senator Mike Wilson, Representative Addia Wuchner, and Secretary John Tilley for their ongoing commitment to the future of Kentucky kids. And Representative Joe Fischer, Representative Larry Brown, Representative Jason Nemes, Representative Chad McCoy, and Representative Kim King received Step Up for Kids Awards for taking action on behalf of kids.
Children’s Advocacy Day may be over for the year, but we still have many days left in the 2018 legislative session and many opportunities for you to lift your voices on behalf of kids.
- Follow up with your legislators, and continue to advocate for the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children legislative priorities.
- Want to receive action alerts in your inbox? Sign up for our email updates here.
- Check out our bill tracker (which will continually be updated) for more information on—and to track the progress of—bills relating to Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities, along with other bills that are good for kids.
Did you attend Children’s Advocacy Day? Please take this short survey to help us continue to improve Children’s Advocacy Day and materials for advocates.
Stay tuned to our social media and email alerts for the date for the 15th annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol!