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Children's Advocacy Day 2018

The cold weather did not stop this group of child advocates from meeting at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Frankfort on January 18, 2018 to discuss the upcoming legislative issues important to Kentucky children and youth. Equipped with knowledge of the issues, these volunteers attended appointments with state senators and representatives to express the need for our state government to prioritize children and youth in the current legislative session. We appreciate the efforts of these volunteers to help us Stand Up for Kids!

Thank You

Thank you to the St Paul United Methodist Women for their hospitality to help kickoff the day!

Registration and Details

We hope you will join us next year. The day will consist of “meets and greets” with Senators and House representatives. These sessions are opportunities to get to know legislators and discuss with them issues concerning the well-being of vulnerable Kentucky children.

What to Know Before You Go

  • All attendees will meet at St. Paul UMC in Frankfort. (Download directions under “Helpful Documents” found on this page.)
  • Attendees can either ride in provided vans or their own personal vehicle to the Capitol. Please indicate on your registration form if you would like to ride in the van.
  • Prior to coming, call to make an appointment with your legislator. If you are not familiar with your representative, visit http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/home.htm.
  • Wear comfortable shoes.
  • Bring your picture ID for the security check at the Capitol building. They will scan your personal bags and you will walk through a metal detector.
  • Elevators are available and most everything is handicap accessible.

Schedule for Children’s Day at the Capitol

  • 8:30 a.m. - Meet and greet at St. Paul UMC .
    Coffee and muffins are provided by St. Paul UMC women.
  • 9 a.m. - Brief presentation on legislation affecting children to share with legislators by Bart Baldwin, government relations consultant.
  • 9:30 a.m. - Commute to the Capitol either in provided vans or your personal vehicle. Vans will park near the front entrance.
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Meet with your legislators--both Senate and House representatives. The Annex building is connected to the Capitol Building via a basement tunnel, so you may avoid inclement weather and another security check. Senate offices are on the 2nd floor on the Annex and House offices are on the 3rd and 4th floor of the Annex building.
  • You can have lunch in the cafeteria on your own (basement of the Annex).
  • 2 p.m. - Meet at the vans and return to St. Paul UMC.