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Barbara Saverino

By Barbara Saverino

Celebrate #VirtualAdvocacyDay

Tue, March 28, 2017

UW at Capitol Hill

In today’s world, staying informed, getting connected and taking action are often just a few clicks away. On Virtual Advocacy Day, it couldn’t be easier to raise your voice for worthy causes that promote success and stability in our communities.

Want some ideas on where you can start driving Impact? Here are our top tips:

  • Advocate for our littlest learners by asking your legislators to expand high-quality pre-k to NJ and PA communities.
  • Why advocate for Pre-K?

    Did you know 80 percent of a child’s brain develops in the first three years of life? Those early interactions – everything a child hears, touches and experiences – stimulate the brain and build the foundation for a lifetime of learning and development. And when working families have access to high-quality, affordable early childhood care, they can focus on earning and saving more to establish lifelong financial stability.

  • Raise your voice for working Americans and create stable, self-reliant families by supporting the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC)
  • Why advocate for the EITC?

    Stand up for Working Americans – Federal EITC helps local families keep more of what they earn at tax time, pumping millions into our local economy. Ensure that the EITC is protected in tax reform discussions, and better yet, fight to expand the EITC for more working Americans.

  • Sign up for Advocacy or Volunteer opportunities on our Volunteer Portal
  • Why volunteer?

    Volunteers are the backbone of stronger, healthier communities! Check out regional volunteer and advocacy opportunities online through our Volunteer Portal to help you spring into action.

Together, we can make a difference in local communities in ways that none of us can achieve alone. There’s a role for each of us to play; thank you for advocating with us on Virtual Advocacy Day to change lives and strengthen communities – one child, one adult and one family at a time.