Advocacy Summit 2018

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March 18 - 20
Washington Marriott Georgetown
Washington D.C.

Every child deserves a strong start in life. That’s why, each year, we invite advocates from across the country to Washington D.C. to advocate for policies that benefit kids. Together, we can influence our elected officials and drive positive change on behalf of children.


Amy Walter at the 2018 Advocacy Summit 

Photo Recap: 2018 Advocacy Summit

Press Coverage 

Arkansan urges lawmakers to fund early childhood education 
Arkansas Democrat Gazette

N.H. advocates travel to D.C., urge lawmakers to invest in kids
Concord Monitor (New Hampshire) 

Whitley residents visit Washington to advocate for early childhood education
Times-Tribune (Kentucky)

Kids Doing Good: Local students take on Washington, D.C. to advocate for kids
KATU (Oregon)

Local children’s advocate to travel to D.C.
Dominion Post (West Virginia)

Monongalia County educators advocate for early childhood education in Washington
WDTV (West Virginia)

Why Advocacy?


“To have the Save the Children [Action Network] on the ground here really made all of the difference for us. They understood the pushes and pulls on the advocacy side and were doing it our way, in terms of working with the Representatives and the Senators, and made sure the communities got involved.” – New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu

“I’ve seen firsthand the inspiring ways Save the Children staff, here in the U.S. and around the world, are going above and beyond to help transform children’s futures. It is a privilege to be a part of the team.” – Dr. Jill Biden, Board Chair of Save the Children 

Simply put, the time has come to give voice to those who are unable to advocate for themselves: our children. We must be the voice for kids, working together to achieve broad expansion of early childhood education and end preventable deaths of moms and kids once and for all.

Advocacy is one of the most powerful and effective ways you can use your voice to raise awareness about the needs of vulnerable children and put positive pressure on our leaders to act.

We believe every child should have the opportunity for a strong start in life, with the best chance for a bright future. Advocacy will help make that belief a reality.