Friday, November 13, 2009

Patty Stonesifer Discusses The Need For Advocacy

Patty and Sandy Stonesifer make a strong case that advocacy makes more of an impact on the people who need help than direct care.

"History has shown that an informed, concerned, mobilized constituency is often a prerequisite to great social change. This mobilization ensures not only that the public is engaged—but also that policymakers understand the importance of the issues and have the information they need to take action. Scores of nonprofit organizations have proven how advocacy can be effective, from the March of Dimes for polio, to the NAACP for civil rights, to the National Organization for Women for women's equality."


~Seth DiGiacomo