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What is Advocacy? What is ADVOCACY DAY? What Can I Expect?

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What is Advocacy? What is ADVOCACY DAY? What Can I Expect?

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  1. What is Advocacy?What is ADVOCACY DAY?What Can I Expect? Advocacy Day 2014 February 12

  2. What is Advocacy? • Advocacy is the act of educating in favor of something, such as your child, a cause, an idea, a policy, or a law

  3. Parent advocacy • There are different levels of parent advocacy • Participation: bring present and starting relationships • Using your voice: start to communicate your needs, desires, and dreams • Formal advocacy: Use the first two levels of advocacy and take action, usually using an official process

  4. USING YOUR VOICE • Outside of your child and family there are larger issues that impact your program, community and state. These are Policy and Legislative issues. • Advocating at this level means educating decision makers and law makers to impact outcomes for issues you care about

  5. WHAT IS ADVOCACY DAY?What can I expect?

  6. Bus to Red Lion Hotel in Olympia • Bus picks ups in: • Southcenter • Federal Way • Lakewood • Buses are not safe for kids • If you are bringing children, you will need to drive yourself

  7. Could be a sunny or a rainy day… • Dress for the weather • WEAR RED!

  8. Arrive at the Red Lion Hotel

  9. PSESD Staff • Staff from PSESD Early Learning and sites like yours will be available to answer any questions • Look for people wearing this button!

  10. Advocacy training • Group training with other ECEAP, Head Start and Early Head parents from programs across the state

  11. District Tables • You’ll sit at a table with other parents that live near you – in the same legislative district

  12. Making signs for rally • There will be an area where you can make signs to hold up at the afternoon rally

  13. Sometimes… • There are reporters and news cameras to capture the action! • Be sure to watch the news that night

  14. LUNCH, MAKING A PLAN • Boxed lunches are provided • During lunch, you’ll sit with your district to plan your time at the Capitol Campus

  15. Off to the Capitol • If you rode a bus to Olympia, you’ll get back on the same bus to head to the Capitol • If you drove yourself or carpooled to Olympia, you’ll do the same to the Capitol

  16. ARRIVE AT THE CAPITOL

  17. Find your district group • Look for signs with district numbers on them • The group should be the same people that were at your table during training

  18. DISTRICT TEAMS

  19. Meeting with Legislators • A fellow parent and/or staff member will lead your group • You’ll meet with 3 legislators or their aides to help them understand the importance of early learning

  20. Meeting with Legislators

  21. Meeting with Legislators

  22. RALLY ON THECAPITOL STEPS! • Everyone will gather on the Capitol steps at the end of the day

  23. RALLY ON THECAPITOL STEPS! • Parents and legislators will speak • This year, Governor Inslee is scheduled to attend!

  24. RALLY ON THECAPITOL STEPS!

  25. RALLY ON THECAPITOL STEPS!

  26. RALLY ON THECAPITOL STEPS!

  27. RALLY ON THECAPITOL STEPS!

  28. Time to head home! • If you rode a bus, you’ll get back on the same one to go back to where it picked you up • If you drove or carpooled, you’ll go back to your car to drive home

  29. DETAILS • Interpreters will be available if you indicate the language needed on your registration form • A child care subsidy is available to all parents • You’ll fill out a form on the bus • A mileage subsidy is available to parents who drive themselves • There will be a packet on your district table when you arrive at the Red Lion with a form to fill out • Don’t forget to WEAR RED!

  30. website Visit www.earlylearningwa.org/advocacy-day for more information!

  31. ADVOCACY DAY PARENT TASKFORCE • Parents help staff to: • Brainstorm ideas • Make appointments with legislators • Spread the word at their center • Lots more! • Meeting Dates: • Friday, January 17, 2014 • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Renton ESD • Thursday, January 23, 2014 • 12:00 pm – 2:30 pm, Renton ESD • Thursday, February 6, 2014 • 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Renton ESD

  32. Questions? • Ask your Family Support staff member at your site, or • Call or email: • Lori Pittman • lpittman@psesd.org, 425-917-7759, 253-778-7759 • Kristyl Riddle • kriddle@psesd.org, 425-917-7881, 253-778-7881