Advocating for policy change can take many forms and looks different for everyone, such as petitioning policymakers, sharing data and informational briefs to impact change, or bringing together your neighbors to spread awareness of certain issues. All methods of advocacy can bring impactful change to our community!

Storytelling is one of the most effective methods of advocating for policy change. Using your voice and personal experiences, having lived with and through different systems can ground a conversation or debate around transforming systems and policies. While statistics and data are important in making a plea for change, a personal or community story brings empathetic impact and unique perspective, rooting it in everyday life. 

We all have personal stories that shape who we are and what we have been through. Using your voice and story to impact change in our community is vital to transforming systems, and we want to hear your stories!

If you want to share your story with us or learn how you can use your voice to advocate for change, please reach out to our Policy Director, Brandon Hayden, at