It takes all our voices to spread the good news about Virginia Head Start. Head Start staff, parents, community supporters — we need your participation!
Explore the materials below to become informed on the facts and details of how Head Start is making a difference here in the United States.
Make a phone call or write a letter to your representative, explaining why Head Start has made a difference in your life.
Talk with local officials about your local program and about the impact they make in your community.
Visit the NHSA’s dedicated advocacy website SupportHeadStart.org for more ideas.
Register to vote!
Be sure to register to vote. It’s easy! The only requirements are that you are a U.S. citizen, resident of Virginia and are at least 18 years old. You can register at your county’s election office, or visit vote.virginia.gov for a step by step guide to becoming a registered voter. You can also call (800) 552-9745 for more information.
Once you’ve registered, it’s important to vote in local, state and national elections. Be informed about the issues and the candidates, and be part of the process. You will make a difference!
Action Builds Confidence — ABCs of Advocacy, DOC, presented by Abrian C. Jacobs, Fredericksburg Regional Head Start (PPT)
Inviting your member of Congress or local elected official to visit your Head Start program is a great way to build relationships and show them the impact your program has on the local community. To help you with this process, NHSA has created some simple guidelines and templates for inviting your member of Congress to your program, hosting a successful visit and appropriately following-up after the visit. If you have any questions regarding hosting a member of Congress at your local Head Start center, please contact Tommy Sheridan, National Head Start Association, at email@example.com.
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