2017 Children’s Advocacy Day

Join us for the 13th Annual Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol!

Nearly 1,000 youth and adults attended Children’s Advocacy Day in 2016, and we need you to help pack the rotunda and ask elected officials to prioritize kids in the 2017 legislative session. Join us on February 9, 2017.

Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol began in 2004 as an effort to unite advocates from across the state to raise their voices on behalf of children’s safety, health, education, and economic well-being. Hundreds of advocates from counties across Kentucky now gather at the Capitol in Frankfort every year to rally on behalf of children and to promote priorities on the Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children agenda.

The Blueprint for Kentucky’s Children is a coalition of committed agencies that are working together to make Kentucky a place with thriving communities, strong families, and successful kids. Click here to become a Blueprint partner and a sponsor of the 2017 Children’s Advocacy Day.

Children’s Advocacy Day at the Capitol Agenda:

9:00 Registration begins (Capitol Mezzanine)
10:00 Rally for Kentucky Kids (Capitol Rotunda)
11:00 Attend legislative committee meetings and meet with your legislators
12:30-1:30 Blueprint policy information session (Legislative Annex Room 149)

View the Children’s Advocacy Day resource booklet online here. The booklet includes a detailed agenda and checklist for the day, advocacy tips, and a list of legislators.

Advocacy 101 and Prep for Children’s Advocacy Day Webinar

What do I need to know to make the most out of Children’s Advocacy Day on February 9, 2017? How do I advocate for kids during the 2017 legislative session? Find answers to these questions and more in the Advocacy 101 and CAD Prep webinar, now available as a recording.


Thank you to the 2017 Children’s Advocacy Day sponsors:

Aetna Better Health of Kentucky
Bart Baldwin Consulting
Berea College Partners in Education
Catholic Conference of Kentucky
Center for Women and Families
Children, Inc.
Children’s Alliance
Children’s Champions of Madison County
Children’s Home of Northern Kentucky
Children’s Law Center
Citizen Foster Care Review Boards
Community Coordinated Child Care, 4-C
Delta Dental of Kentucky
Face It®
Family & Children’s Place
Home of the Innocents
Homeless & Housing Coalition of Kentucky
Humana – CareSource
Inspire Kentucky
Jack and Jill of America – Derby City Chapter
Kentucky Alliance of Boys and Girls Clubs
Kentucky Alliance of YMCAs
Kentucky Association of Food Banks
Kentucky CASA Network
Kentucky Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Kentucky Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board
Kentucky Coalition Against Domestic Violence
Kentucky Conference of United Methodist Women
Kentucky Dental Hygienists’ Association
Kentucky One Health/Our Lady of Peace
Kentucky Oral Health Coalition
Kentucky Partnership for Families and Children, Inc.
Kentucky PTA
Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood
Kosair Charities®
Metro United Way
National Council of Jewish Women – Louisville
NECCO
Orphan Care Alliance
Passport Health Plan
Pine Mountain Settlement School
Prevent Child Abuse Kentucky
Prichard Committee
Sunrise Children’s Services, Inc.
Volunteers of America Mid-States
WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
YMCA of Greater Louisville
YMCA Safe Place