Make your voice heard

Make Your Voice Heard through Advocacy Day Events

Participating in or organizing an Advocacy Day event is an effective way for your organization to engage your elected officials and provide a Latino perspective on the issues. An Advocacy Day event brings together large numbers of people for a day (or two days) of policy briefings, advocacy and lobbying training, and coordinated legislative visits with elected officials. Advocacy Days are a great way to increase the visibility of your organization, strengthen coalitional partnerships, develop the leadership and advocacy skills of your constituents, and build relationships with members of Congress or your state legislature. With the right strategic approach, Advocacy Days can also have an impact on the key legislative issues affecting your community.

Join us in Washington, DC for the 2011 NCLR National Latino Advocacy Days, scheduled for March 9–10, to learn about federal policy issues impacting the Latino community and meet with members of Congress. The NCLR California Latino Advocacy Day will take place in Sacramento on April 20. For more information on the NCLR California Latino Advocacy Day, please contact Pedro Silva at

Communicate with other Latino organizations to find out if there is an Advocacy Day event planned for your state. To learn more about how to organize an Advocacy Day event, please download our State Advocacy Days Event Toolkit.

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