Anyone can become an advocate. You don’t have to be an expert in governmental affairs or have a complete understanding of public policy — you just need to have the desire to make a difference.
What is an advocate?
- An advocate is an individual or organization that seeks to influence others.
- An advocate is someone who is motivated and inspired to take action in his or her everyday life.
- An advocate is a person of who wants to “walk the talk” and lead by example.
Why become an advocate or activist?
- Your voice is important.
- You have a story to tell.
- We need to be “at the table.”
- There is power in numbers.
- You can make a difference in your life and in the lives of others.
What is “grassroots” advocacy and activism?
- The promotion of an idea or cause.
- “Ordinary” people who are willing to take a stand.
- A way to increase public awareness of an issue.
- A way to organize like-minded people.
- A way to use our voices to change policy, perception and practice.
- A way to make certain that your rights are secure.
Ways to take action:
- Speak up for yourself and/or support a loved one or friend.
- Be true to yourself and stand-up for your beliefs and values.
- Think about what needs to change and how you can get involved.
Advocacy is a priority for The Emily Program Foundation and we would love your participation in and support of our efforts. The Emily Program Foundation knows that together we CAN change the world one conversation at a time!