Advocacy & Leadership

A man, woman and child lying on the grass, holding hands and smiling

Family picture

Vermont Family Network frequently has opportunities for families to speak up for systems changes. You might consider testifying before a Vermont Senate or House committee; attending a focus group to discuss an issue or review a proposed policy initiative; or contacting your state or national representatives. Family voices and stories can make a huge difference.

What is Advocacy?

  • is defined as the ability to speak and act on behalf of one’s self
  • it can be supporting a cause or
  • a political process by an individual or group
  • it can influence public-policy or
  • can involve actions taken by concerned citizens to demonstrate their support for an issue

It can also be about self advocacy, which can be about an individual’s likes/dislikes, how to speak up for one’s self and make their own decisions.

Translate »