Advocacy

"Advocacy is about changing 'what is' into 'what should be.'"

AYA’s advocates work on behalf of our membership to make progress on the issues that matter to young Americans. Each day, they’re there IRL on Capitol Hill advocating for our generation's wants and needs, holding lawmakers accountable, and using the inner workings of the political process to improve the system.

A day in the life of AYA’s lobbyists includes:

Submitting letters for the record on issues that impact communities

A day in the life of AYA’s lobbyists includes:

Building relationships with Members of Congress and their staff ("staffers")

A day in the life of AYA’s lobbyists includes:

Attending Congressional hearings to show AYA’s support for various issues

A day in the life of AYA’s lobbyists includes:

Liaising with the public and lawmakers to translate policy impacts

A day in the life of AYA's lobbyists includes:

Submitting written testimony for hearings and committees that records AYA's position on issues for the Congressional record

A day in the life of AYA’s lobbyists includes:

Submitting letters for the record on issues that impact communities

A day in the life of AYA’s lobbyists includes:

Building relationships with Members of Congress and their staff ("staffers")