Today's Kindness #299: March 28, 2023
✊🏼Advocate For Change✊🏼
Being involved with the legislative process on Virtual Advocacy Day, which takes place annually on March 28, allows constituents to advance their collective agendas.
Through virtual meetings with congress members and their staff, you can learn more about how the legislative process affects a cause that you and others in your state are passionate about. Join key stakeholders such as yourself to champion and advance legislation. Register for events close to your heart, send a letter to Congress, donate, or volunteer. Any method you choose to advocate allows your community to talk about and make visible changes about important issues.
It's an important concept that Virtual Advocacy expresses: while influencing public policy is essential, lobbying in the digital and networked age is much more about influencing public opinion. Advocates must put in the time and effort needed to organize their efforts to achieve their goals. Advocacy is to guarantee that all people in society have the opportunity to speak out on topics that matter to them. Their rights must be protected and defended. You need to consider if their thoughts and desires are taken into account while making decisions concerning their lives.
Advocacy began as a way for people to express their moral convictions. Advocacy has changed dramatically throughout the years. Better people around the world who don't have anyone with the power to offer and aid them can now get help thanks to a more organized effort today. More finance, more political support, and more influence are needed for advocacy to grow into something even greater than it already is.
Everybody has a responsibility to contribute in whatever manner they can in the face of global crises, thanks to the emergence of advocacy.
How To Participate:
Share Your Story
Personal stories have an unmistakable impact on people. Share your story with the world on this day to inspire others and effect meaningful change.
Share Your Concerns
Your legislators must be informed of your concerns. Your phone calls and letters will demonstrate to legislators how strongly their citizens support the cause in their state. Without speaking up, new legislation may not be passed and existing legislation may not be protected.
Use Social Media
Make sure you follow your local legislators on social media. You may also be able to sign up for their newsletters through their websites. A large number of legislators use these platforms to communicate their views on legislation, post forthcoming events, and engage with their constituents. You can also leave comments and ask questions on the platforms.
"We must always take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented."
~ Elie Wiesel