Together… we can make a difference!

Advocacy is fun.  Advocacy is easy.  Advocacy is important!!!!

I am so excited to be starting a blog!!!  Anyone who knows me will tell you that I love advocacy, and I love to talk.  What better way to put this together than a blog! (I also love exclamation marks – sorry, grammar folks.) As Public Policy Manager at the Adult Congenital Heart Association, I get to see the benefits of successful advocacy on a daily basis. It is my dream to get more people involved in advocacy and I am hopeful that a blog is one way to do that.

Although the official start date will be January 7th, I have been working obsessively to lay the groundwork.  But, a blog is only as strong as it’s readers.  I need your help to make this blog yours, too.

Who should read this blog?

  • Everyone, of course!
  • Anyone interested in being an advocate of any kind.  The stories, tools and suggestions you will find here can fit any sort of advocacy, really.
  • But mostly, anyone impacted by congenital heart defects.  There are millions of us out there.  Imagine the difference we could make!!!

Why should you read this blog?

  • Anyone can be an advocate and make a world of difference.  I am living proof!!
  • There is a lot to be done.  Through this blog, we can laugh together, learn together, and work together to make a difference!
  • I eat sleep and breath CHD advocacy.  I have learned a few things along the way that I would like to share with you!

A few things you can expect:

  • Advocacy Tools
  • Action Alerts
  • Shout Outs
  • Anecdotes
  • Guest Bloggers (Can’t go it alone!)

A couple of topics in the works:

  • Advocacy 101: Tips to get you started
  • CHD Priorities: What are we fighting for?

Thanks to efforts of advocates, like you, we have made a lot of progress in both State and Federal advocacy.  Join us to learn how you can make a difference!!