Join VOICES CAN!
VOICES for Alabama’s Children’s Child Advocacy Network, affectionately known as VOICES CAN!, is an active and growing grassroots network of child advocates, parents, concerned residents, business and community leaders, and organizations from across the state advocating policy change that is “good for kids.”
According to the most recent Alabama Civic Health Index, over 40 percent of Alabamians talk politics with family and friends; however, just over six percent contacted their elected officials. Through VOICES CAN!, we can help change this giving child advocates the platform to advocate for children’s issues with Alabama lawmakers. During this legislative session, we mobilized more than 36,909 actions from advocates directly to lawmakers.
A core function of VOICES for Alabama’s Children is to unify the voice of child advocates to achieve policy wins for Alabama’s children. Through VOICES CAN! we are able to build a powerful and visible grassroots network of advocates.
Why Join VOICES CAN!
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“How do we change outcomes for our children in a positive and sustained way? We change policy. Children are deemed powerless because they have no voice and they have no vote. Through advocacy we give them a voice and ensure their interests are represented in the legislative process. Silence implies consent, but as child advocates we cannot be silent. We must be voices for Alabama’s children.“
Melanie R. Bridgeforth, MSW
Executive Director, VOICES for Alabama’s Children