When Children’s Advocacy Day transitioned to Children’s Advocacy Week, no one was sure what to expect. Would advocates still be interested if the events were virtual? Would state leaders still attend if they couldn’t see advocates in-person? Would anyone still take action on bills that are good for kids?

The answer was a resounding YES.

Advocates, you showed up in a BIG way. Legislators and other state leaders did the same.

Between live events, Facebook videos, and YouTube recordings, THOUSANDS of advocates tuned in to Children’s Advocacy Week.

According to the post-event survey, those advocates came from counties across the commonwealth, and the majority of them said they would take one or more follow-up action to encourage their legislators to step up for kids: follow what is happening in Frankfort, track Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priorities, take action on an action alert, contact their legislator, or share Blueprint priorities with their networks.

Legislators called Children’s Advocacy Week “AWESOME. AWESOME. AWESOME.” And legislators are continuing to move Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children bills forward. (Currently NINE Blueprint bills are advancing in the General Assembly. Follow those bills, along with other bills that are good for kids on our Bill Tracker.)

Kentucky kids are counting on all of us to stand up for them in Frankfort, and advocates like you still managed to do that—even when we couldn’t gather together in the Capitol Rotunda. On behalf of Kentucky kids, thank you.

Looking forward to seeing you at next year’s Children’s Advocacy Week!

Children’s Advocacy Week was made possible through the generous support of sponsors, including our Signature Sponsor, Aetna Better Health of Kentucky, and Social Media Sponsors, AT&T and WellCare.

Partner sponsors include: Child Care Council of Kentucky, Children’s Alliance, Jane and Bert Emke, Face It Movement to End Child Abuse, Foundation for a Healthy Kentucky, Kentucky CASA Network, Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood, Kosair Charities, Learning Grove, Metro United Way, National Council of Jewish Women–Louisville Section, Ohio Valley Educational Cooperative, Prichard Committee, Seven Counties Services/Bellewood & Brooklawn, Volunteers of America Mid-States, and Signature Kentucky KIDS COUNT sponsor, Passport Health Plan by Molina Healthcare.