With Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol only days away, be sure you’re registered to join hundreds of advocates and youth from across Kentucky in Frankfort on February 13th. Kentucky kids need advocates like you to speak up on their behalf on Children’s Advocacy Day and throughout the 2019 Kentucky legislative session.

As you prepare for Children’s Advocacy Day, check these to-do items off the list:

  • Watch the prep webinar to learn how to be confident in attending Children’s Advocacy Day and advocating on behalf of children during the 2019 General Assembly here and view the PowerPoint slides here. If you are a youth or are bring a group of youth, watch this video to learn how to make the most of Children’s Advocacy Day.
  • Find out who represents you in Frankfort and how to contact them here.
  • Be sure to set up a meeting with your legislators now for Children’s Advocacy Day. Find tips for setting up, during, and after meetings here.
  • Learn more and advocate for Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children priorities during the 2019 Kentucky General Assembly here.
  • Check out the Kentucky General Assembly Bill Tracker to stay up-to-date on Blueprint legislative priorities and other bills that are good for kids here.
  • Sign up to receive day-of reminders for Children’s Advocacy Day and action alerts via email and text by texting KYAinfo to 51555.
  • Review the schedule for the 2019 Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol below.

9:30 AM Material pick-up begins on the Capitol Mezzanine

  • Pick up materials for the day, including folders, schedules, lanyards, and other resources here. If you have questions throughout the day, stop by the Capitol Mezzanine for information.

9:30 AM-10:30 AM Advocacy information stations on the Capitol Mezzanine

  • Get ready to meet with your legislators! Pick up materials for the day here, and stop by one of the Advocacy Information Stations to learn more about Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children policy priorities and get tips for meeting with your legislator.

9:30 AM-2:00 PM Meet with your legislators

  • Be sure to schedule your meetings in advance! Let your legislators know that you want them to make kids a priority in 2019.

11:00 AM Rally for Kentucky Kids

  • Join hundreds of advocates from across the state to kick off Children’s Advocacy Day in the Capitol Rotunda! Featuring youth speakers, cheers, awards for legislators who have gone the extra distance for kids, and remarks from elected leaders.

10:00 AM and 12:00 PM Legislative committee meetings

  • Senate Health and Welfare meets at 10:00 in Annex Room 131. House Judiciary meets at 12:00 in Annex Room 171. Please note that these times and room locations are subject to change, and no meeting agendas for that day have been published yet.

2:00 PM Watch the House or Senate in session

  • See your legislators in action! You must obtain gallery passes in the House or Senate Clerks’ offices (Rooms 313 and 323 on the third floor of the Capitol) to sit in one of the chamber galleries. Please note: Seating in the gallery is first-come, first-serve, and you should obtain a gallery pass as early as possible.

ALL DAY Children’s Advocacy Day social media station

  • Stop by the Capitol Mezzanine to snap a picture and share your support for Kentucky kids on social media. Post on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #CADKY2019 #blueprintky #kyga19.

Thank you to our Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol presenting sponsor, UnitedHealthcare!

Thank you to our Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol social media sponsor, AT&T. Thank you to our KIDS COUNT sponsors, Passport Health Plan, Kosair Charities, and Delta Dental of Kentucky. Thank you to our many Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol partner sponsors, including Anthem Medicaid, Centerstone Kentucky, Children, Inc., DentaQuest, Kentucky CASA Network, Kentucky Oral Health Coalition, Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood, Metro United Way, New Opportunity School for Women, Save the Children, Stoll, Keenon, and Ogden, PLLCSunrise Children’s Services (Kentucky), Volunteers of America Mid-States, WellCare Health Plans, and YMCA of Greater Louisville.