Advocacy

The sections below are designed to provide you with the information and tools you need to advocate on behalf of children:

  • Basic information on how to advocate for kids and how to link with other child advocacy organizations.
  • Information on current hot topics and links for you to take action on them; and
  • Breaking News -- information on new and important issues affecting children, particularly children with special health care needs.
How to Advocate for Children
This section provides basic advocacy information, e.g. State Legislation: Information on bills (actual legislation, status, analysis, etc.).
State of CA Legislative Information website
State budget: Information on budget (status, analysis etc.)
California State Department of Finance website
California Budget Project – independent analysis to improve the lives of low and middle income Californians
Legislative Analyst’s Office
Advocacy specific to Children with Special Health Care Needs: Family Voices of CA Advocacy web page
(Links to other advocacy organizations concerned with children with special health care needs.)
Take Action Now
This section discusses breaking news bulletins related to children with special health care needs.