Advocacy Toolkit

Our Advocacy Toolkit below is designed to help both individuals and organizations in their work as advocates and representatives of family voice in their communities, states and nationwide. If you have suggestions for additional materials that should be included or are looking for technical assistance with advocacy, please email us. Watch the brief video below for a quick introduction to advocacy and to learn how YOU can make a difference. Find additional resources and helpful videos below.

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Navigating Committees

Navigating the Committees and their pages can sometimes be confusing, so here are some tips.​ Navigating Congressional Committees

  • This link takes you to a listing of all the Committees.
  • You can find your Congressional representative by entering your zip code in the upper right corner.
  • Click on a Committee to take you to their Committee page.
  • The Committees will have full Committee and Subcommittee hearings.
  • Community activity links will generally take you a list of upcoming hearings.
  • Some committees air live through YouTube so you need to click on a recording link to get the live stream.
  • Committees have their own web and Facebook pages. Following and liking those is a great way to get a quick overview of the current topics they are addressing.​
​​ Navigating Senate Committees
  • The Senate page is a little easier to navigate.
  • On the upper right hand corner you can find archived floor proceedings.
  • Membership and assignments on the left-hand side will take you to all the committees and the names of their members.
  • Committee schedules and topics are listed.
  • Clicking on the name of the Committee will take you to its page.

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