Legislators often don’t hear from those most affected by the policies they choose to support. However, by sharing our personal stories, concerns, and experiences, we can be advocates for ourselves and our communities. As the pandemic continues to affect kids and families across the nation, it is more important than ever to speak up for the issues impacting those around us—and it doesn't’ take much to get started. A simple phone call to your legislator or email to an organization that works on issues you care about is all it takes to do your part on behalf of your community. So, what are you waiting for? Speak up today!
Jacy Montoya Price, Advocacy Director for the Colorado Children’s Campaign; and Christina Walker, Directory of Policy and Advocacy at Clayton Early Learning Center, are both strong believers in the importance of getting people’s voices heard. In episode 4 of The West Steps, we are joined by both Jacy and Christina in discussing the basics of advocacy, how to overcome intimidation when addressing policymakers, and what steps listeners can take to become advocates in their community. Interested in learning more? Join us for our 10th annual Speak up for Kids Day at the Capitol on March 18. Take the first step in becoming a more effective advocate for kids by registering here.Support the show (https://www.coloradokids.org/)