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The 11th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day is only one week away. Will you be there next Thursday, February 5th?

Hundreds of youth and adults from across the Commonwealth will attend Children’s Advocacy Day to encourage their legislators to step up for kids in 2015. By going to Frankfort on February 5th, you will be one of those advocates for Kentucky’s children. Whether you are a young person or an adult, your voice matters. Whether you will be there for the first time or are a seasoned visitor to the Capitol, you will make a difference.

As you prepare to attend Children’s Advocacy Day, please remember to:

  1. Review the agenda and register for the event online. If you haven’t yet done so, please visit the event page and RSVP. Also, take a moment to view the agenda, including the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children mini-seminars. Registration begins at 9:00 AM, followed by the rally at 10:00. But the day doesn’t end there!
  1. Schedule appointments with your legislators. Your legislators want to hear from you. To ensure that they do, schedule an appointment in advance. Don’t know who your legislators are or how to contact them? Click here to find out who they are, and here for their contact information. Schedule an appointment with your legislator’s office by calling the main office number. Legislators’ offices handle various sizes of group meetings, and often it is easier to schedule an appointment if you go as part of a larger group.
  1. Check out this year’s Children’s Advocacy Day booklet. The booklet has many resources, including legislative fact sheets, advocacy tips, a map of the Capitol and Annex, and more. You can also see all of the sponsors who make this event possible.
  1. Begin sharing the event on social media. We will be using three hashtags that day: #CADKY2015, #kyga15 and #blueprintky. Be sure to follow Kentucky Youth Advocates on Facebook and Twitter, and encourage your friends to do the same so that they can catch all the action online.

We look forward to seeing all of you next Thursday. On Children’s Advocacy Day, you will make a difference in the lives of Kentucky’s children and help make Kentucky the best place in America to be young.