Champion's Advocacy Network (CAN)

What is Advocacy?
The act of pleading or arguing in favor of something, such as a cause, idea, or policy; active support.1

The Champion's Advocacy Network is a statewide network of volunteers recruited to join MSPCC's advocacy efforts for passage of legislation and adoption of policy that promote the well-being of children and families.

How You Can Be Involved

Most participation involves writing, emailing, or calling your legislators. We can also identify opportunities for you to meet your elected officials. You will be informed of new policy initiatives and advocacy via emails and this website. CAN is a perfect opportunity for anyone who wishes to volunteer but has limited time to devote.

Why CAN?

Children are voiceless constituents.  We have to speak for them.  Sometimes just a handful of calls, letters, or emails from constituents to a legislator can make the difference.

Anyone Can Join

CAN members come from all walks of life and all across Massachusetts.  Some are CEOs, stay-at-home parents, college students, and others are even elected officials!

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1 - "Advocacy - Definition of Advocacy by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia." Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2000. Web. 20 July 2011. <>.

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