Be A Lorax Who Advocates for Kids
March 1, 2012
© Colorado Children's Campaign
“I am the Lorax. I speak for the trees."
Celebrate Dr. Seuss' birthday this year by advocating for children --like the Lorax adovcated for trees.
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, Nothing is going to get better. It’s not.” - The Lorax
I Speak For the Children!
1. Know your cause.
What cause(s) do you support?
What's your personal story that connects you to this issue?
2. Know the current legislative issues.
What bills are being considered? What are up for vote?
Resources to be "in the know":
- Every Child Matters
- The Children's Defense Fund
- Voices for America's Children
- First Focus and First Focus Campaign for Kids.
- The American Academy of Pediatrics
3. Get to know your legislators.
Visit VoteSmart.org to find out who your legislators are. Then, schedule a meeting with them and ask for their support. Don't know what to say? Read my Imagination Soup post about Lorax-Inspired Advocating.
4. Vote for legislators that support children's causes. Then, ask your friends to do the same.
Do YOU Speak For the Children?
What is your cause?
(I'll tell you mine if you tell me yours.)
Melissa Taylor is a freelance writer, an award-winning educational blogger at ImaginationSoup, an award-winning teacher with a M.A. in Education, and a mom of two children, ages 6 and 9. Follow Taylor on Twitter or find her on Facebook.
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