What is Advocacy?
The word advocacy usually means different things to different people, ranging from holding a bake sale for a local school to helping a patient fight for their legal rights. Webster’s Dictionary defines advocate as both a noun and verb.
So you may have been an advocate and not even realized it! Being an advocate for an issue means making your voice heard and fighting for what you believe is right.
Types of Advocacy
Keep in mind that the process of an ordinary citizen providing feedback to legislators and policymakers is the foundation of our democracy and it is often easy to do.
Advocacy is about making positive changes.
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