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Elected Leaders Join Youth and Advocates for Rally on Behalf of Kentucky Children Thursday, January 18 at 10 am

Jeffersontown, KY – Hundreds of youth advocates from across Kentucky will gather in Frankfort on Thursday, January 18, 2018 for Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol. They will urge legislators and other elected officials to make Kentucky children a priority during the 2018 legislative session and while crafting the state budget by supporting the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy agenda.

What: Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol Rally
Advocates will present 2018 Champion for Children awards to the following elected officials:

  • Senate President Robert Stivers
  • Senator Julie Raque Adams
  • Senator David Givens
  • Senator Whitney Westerfield
  • Senator Mike Wilson
  • Representative Addia Wuchner
  • Secretary John Tilley

Who: Child advocates from across Kentucky including youth, community advocates, and leaders. Governor Matt Bevin and Senate President Robert Stivers are expected to speak.
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 10:00 AM EST
Where: Capitol Rotunda

What: Legislative Reception with Kentucky Youth
Advocates and youth will present 2018 Step Up for Kids awards to the following legislators:

  • Representative Joe Fischer
  • Representative Larry Brown
  • Representative Jason Nemes
  • Representative Chad McCoy
  • Representative Kim King

Who: Youth from across Kentucky and legislators.
When: Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:00 PM EST
Where: Capitol Mezzanine

Photo/Video Note: Rally will include performances by Southside Christian Child Care students of Jefferson County and cheers by members of Berea Partners for Education Promise Appalachian Leaders in Service. Several youth and community leaders will speak during the rally, and nearly 1,000 advocates–including over 150 youth–from across Kentucky will be in attendance. Awards will be presented to elected officials.


Kentucky Youth Advocates believes all children deserve to be safe, healthy, and secure. As THE independent voice for Kentucky’s children, we work to ensure policymakers create investments and policies that are good for children. Learn more at