Part iii: communicating and collaborating with government officials

Using the same advocacy issue you identified in Part I, write a two- to three-page letter to a government official in your local, state, or federal government. Your letter should include:

  • An explanation of the issue for which you are advocating, and why the issue is important in the context of the early childhood field. Use data and/or information from the professional knowledge base to support your explanation.
  • A description of the agency with whom you will partner, and how that partnership will assist in the work regarding the advocacy issue.
  • A request of the government official, explaining exactly what he or she can do to support the advocacy effort.