Some organizations are devoted entirely to policy and advocacy for children. Some are working on immediate legislation (see legislative agendas) and others are looking at the long-term, determining what it is New Mexicans want and need for their children. Other organizations function primarily as professional organizations but also work with legislators to promote policies to support early childhood programs in the state.
How does Advocacy work impact real people?
Recently, as part of its 2010 Annual Report, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation produced a video highlighting NM Voices for Children and their advocacy efforts, with a focus on their efforts to stop cuts and restore funding in child care funding for programs such as Cuidando los Niños, which serves children under age 6 in families experiencing homelessness.
Watch the video: http://annualreport.wkkf.org/grantee-highlights/2010-highlights/new-mexico-voices-for-children.aspx
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