For many years the child welfare field has debated the need for a new […]
Across the nation, child welfare services and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) […]
After an amazing effort of advocacy, the Senate gave final approval to HR 4980, […]
Late on Thursday night, September 18, the Senate gave final approval to HR 4980, […]
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Vice President Public Policy & Public Affairs
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Co-Director Government Affairs
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Co-Director Government Affairs
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- Links to Other Advocacy Organizations & Government Sites
Connect here to link to the websites of other advocacy organizations and government agencies working to make a difference in the lives of children and families.
- CWLA Advocacy Tips
Advocate for children with your elected officials! Use these tips to learn the basics of effective advocacy. Your voice can make a difference!
- Nonprofit VOTE
Founded in 2005, Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve participate and vote. They are the leading source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Check out their 2012 webinar series, plans for aNational Voter Registration Day, state by state reference tools, and their fact sheets and toolkits.
- Voter Self-Defense System
Project Vote Smart, a non-partisan, non-profit voter information organization, provides factual information about candidates and elected officials for president, congress, governor, and state legislature. Use Vote Smart Web to access biographies and voting records of over 13,000 candidates and elected officials, legislation, and other politcal resources. Also call The Voter’s Research Hotlineat 1-888-VOTE-SMART to speak to a researcher about your questions on voting records, campaign finances, performance evaluations, and campaign issue positions.
- Youth Policy Action Center
The Youth Policy Action Center (YPAC) is a web-based resource that helps youth and concerned adults be heard in the nation’s capital. The website allows youths and adults to regularly contact elected officials about important programs and initiatives–especially in the critical days before votes are cast on the floor of Congress. YPAC offers visitors the opportunity to take action on a range of issues, policies, and legislation.
Below are CWLA’s most recent press releases, press statements, op-eds, and columns that provide perspective on issues impacting vulnerable children and child welfare.
6/26/2013: CWLA Statement: Supreme Court Decision in Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl
6/7/2012: CWLA and Experts Join in Issuing Recommended Practices for LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care
8/18/2011: Nominations Open: CWLA’s Anna Quindlen Journalism Awards for Child Welfare-Related Reporting
7/27/2011: Death Toll Mounts
6/15/2011: CWLA Names New Officers to Board
6/9/2011: Don’t Deprive Children of Food
5/31/2011: The Other Mother
5/24/2011: Identity Crisis
4/22/2011: The poverty that budget-cutters can’t ignore
4/22/2011: Flagging Abuse: Your Role in Protecting Children