Throughout our nation’s history, advocacy by nonprofit organizations has led to fundamental reforms that have saved and improved lives and strengthened communities. At all levels of public and private decision-making, nonprofits have made a positive difference through everyday advocacy. There is no substitute for the thrill of engaging directly. But by examining case studies, charitable nonprofits can be inspired and learn how they too can make a difference by advancing their missions through advocacy.
“A Mere Mom Moves Mountains – and Legislation.”
Anna McCartney is the embodiment of Arthur Ashe’s quote: “Start where you are; use what you have; do what you can.” This Seattle-area mom, who modestly proclaims “Gee, if I can do it, then anyone can do it,” has worked with various nonprofits to help pass legislation in Congress, the state legislature, and local governments. And to think that it all started with a simple breakfast with her baby...