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.

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.



Save the Children and Save the Children Action Network (SCAN)’s 2018 Advocacy Summit will take place at the Washington Marriott Georgetown in the popular West End neighborhood of Washington D.C.

The event will begin at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 18th and continue until 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20th. Attendees are expected to participate in the full event, which will include a half day of trainings on Sunday, a full day of issue panels and speakers on Monday and a lobby day on Capitol Hill on Tuesday.

All meals and transportation during the event will be covered by Save the Children and SCAN.

Be sure to check back on this page for updates as we get closer to the Summit! 

Questions about the Summit? Email [email protected].