Advocacy 101


Advocacy is an important part of reaching children around the world with lifesaving vaccines. Being an advocate means you are using your voice to help children across the globe.

Why is advocacy important?

Advocacy is calling on your elected officials to take action in support of a cause or issue. As an advocate for global vaccine programs, you are asking policymakers to support and promote policies that support the funding of global childhood vaccination programs. This includes supporting United Nations programs and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. What is advocacy?

How does advocacy make a difference?

Shot@Life directly impacts the lives of children around the world by fundraising for UN and global health programs that offer lifesaving vaccines to the children that need them most. To help put an end to vaccine-preventable disease, we also need to ask our governments to support policies that provide robust support of these programs. That’s why we provide ongoing opportunities for Shot@Life supporters to contact their policymakers through letters, phone calls and in-person constituency meetings. Advocacy is the best tool for large-scale change.

How do you advocate?

To be a powerful advocate, you should educate yourself on the issue you care about and understand what you are asking your elected official to do. Shot@Life is here to help. Get started by learning about the various ways you can advocate for our current policy priority.