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Children’s Hospital Colorado’s Advocacy Day!

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Do you want to make a HUGE difference in Colorado children’s lives and aren’t sure where to start?

Children’s Colorado will host a unique Advocacy Day event on Friday, September 7 from 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. that will offer some amazing training opportunities to anyone interested in advocating on behalf of kids.

The Schedule
9:30 – 10 a.m.: What’s at Stake: Kids’ Health and the 2012 Election – Join the Children’s Hospital Colorado Government Affairs team for a light breakfast and a nonpartisan overview of kids’ health issues and what to consider going into the upcoming election.

10 a.m. – noon: Congressional Insight: Learn What It’s Like to be a Member of Congress! – The Congressional Insight program is a participatory model designed to simulate a two-year term of office in Congress. Taking part in this fun, fast-paced workshop will illustrate to you why politicians make some of the decisions they do, and how your advocacy can change those decisions!

12:30 – 2 p.m.: Jules Amer Lectureship: Advocating for Children From Denver to D.C. – Hear from Dr. Shale Wong, associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and former advisor to First Lady Michelle Obama, who will speak about how to advocate for children at all levels, followed by a discussion with a panel of experienced advocates. Reception to follow.

RSVP REQUIRED! Please RSVP to Carolyn Brock at 720.777.6412 or carolyn.brock@childrenscolorado.org

LUNCH: For those attending the afternoon portion of the event, lunches are available for a small fee. Students, resident and fellows: $2.00. All other attendees: $5.00.

WHERE: Children’s Hospital Colorado (13123 E. 16th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045) – 2nd Floor Conference and Education Center

VOTER REGISTRATION: Voter registration will be provided throughout the event for those who need to register and/or update their information.

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