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Join us for the 2020 Virtual Advocacy Summit

Every child deserves a strong start in life.

That’s why, each year, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN) and Save the Children invites advocates from across the country to advocate for policies that benefit kids.

We know that this is a scary and uncertain time for many. 

But together, we can influence our elected officials and drive positive change on behalf of children – from the comfort of our homes during this online event!


The Virtual Advocacy Summit is a free experience of dynamic sessions and exciting speakers. Participants will meet once a week for a month via our online platform. The summit will culminate in a collective call to our lawmakers to invest in kids. 

The summit provides a unique opportunity for our supporters to delve deeper into the issues, receive training from leading experts and act to ensure that matters critical to children’s lives and futures are prioritized by our elected leaders.

What to Expect

Get Inspired. Get Involved. 

Every week, participants of the 2020 Virtual Advocacy Summit will hear from leading advocates such as SCAN President Mark Shriver, Save the Children President and CEO Janti Soeripto and issue experts. Each session is designed to make advocacy approachable and exciting.

Participants will:

  • Gain a better understanding of critical kids’ issue and learn how to talk about them 
  • Learn how to advocate to their local, state and national lawmakers
  • Get some ideas for how to activate in their communities 

…and much more!


Session Date:
Thursday, April 30

Fireside Chat with Mark K. Shriver and José Andrés

The 2020 Virtual Advocacy Summit kicked off with a lively chat between SCAN President Mark Shriver and renowned chef José Andrés. Check out what they had to say about wine, advocacy and staying hopeful in challenging times.
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Session Date:
Thursday, May 7

Protecting a Generation from COVID-19 Globally

Coronavirus knows no borders. It is a global threat and demands a global response. The virus is already having devastating consequences for children. With the pandemic now spreading into some of the world’s poorest countries, there is a real danger that progress made on improving children’s lives will see a reversal, especially for girls and children affected by conflict.
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Thursday, May 14

8 pm ET

Child Care in Crisis

Child care providers and teachers are the forgotten heroes of the COVID-19 crisis, providing an essential service for frontline workers with children during the pandemic. But child care programs as a whole are facing a much larger funding crisis that may lead to programs across the country closing their doors for good. Join our panelists as they discuss how the pandemic is impacting child care programs and what can be done to make sure there is enough child care when America gets back to work.

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Thursday, May 21

8 pm ET

How to Advocate for Kids from Home

Our Virtual Advocacy Summit culminates with a Week of Action where advocates from across the country will take collective action to urge members of Congress to prioritize kids during the COVID 19 crisis! Join us to hear from inspiring speakers and to learn how you can participate in our Week of Action.

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