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ADVOCACY TOOLKIT

Support Our Advocacy in the FY 24-25 State Budget!

This Ohio Children’s Alliance toolkit is focused on empowering you to advocate for the Ohio General Assembly’s support of current and former foster youth as part of the current biennial state budget process.

 

As you know, this legislation, which has passed the House and is being deliberated in the Senate, did not include sufficient funding to support continued operations of the Bridges program through SFY 24 and 25.

Established through HB 50 of the 131st General Assembly, Bridges is a program available to former foster youth providing skill-building opportunities and financial support to help set them up for a lifetime of success.

How to Take Action

We are asking our supporters and partners to spread awareness and contact their State Senators the week of June 5-9 2023 through email, social media, letters to the editor, and more!

Now, advocacy is just a few clicks away!
Call or email your State Senator by using our HB 33 Advocacy Platform. 

Engage with the platform, and more resources are below:

Legislator Resources:
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Advocacy Platform

Input your information and within seconds you will receive a drafted message ready to share with your State Senator. Simply hit "send" and you're all done!

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Social Media Posts & Graphics

Please utilize our Social Media Posts and Graphics during the week of June 5-9 and share them widely!

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Letter to the Editor

We encourage our member agencies to utilize our Letter to the Editor template during the week of June 5-9.

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Newsletter Article

Please spread the word about the need for Bridges by using our Newsletter Article template from June 5-9.

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Children's Mental Health Infographic

Share our infographic with legislators and community partners to increase their awareness of the value of the Bridges program and the need to protect its funding.

Interested in partnering with us for advocacy?
Contact: 

Kate Rossman

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