Know Your Issue
The first step to being an advocate is educating yourself on the issues that are important to you. As an advocate for diaper need, learn about diaper need in America, get the latest diaper facts, and become familiar with the baby diaper facts in your state.
RESULTS.org, a grassroots antipoverty advocacy organization, has developed EPIC Laser Talks to create short and compelling advocacy presentations. Talking about diaper need is a lot like talking about poverty. Using the EPIC Laser Talks formula, you Engage your audience, state the Problem, Inform them about possible solutions, and provide a Call to Action. Use the EPIC Laser Talk checklist to help you prepare.
Baby Diaper Facts by State
Keep up to date on information regarding families who struggle to meet their basic needs in your state. On the NDBN website you will find Baby Diaper Facts for each state and the District of Columbia. Share your state’s Baby Diaper Facts with stakeholders in the community.
NDBN Policy Update Newsletter
Stay informed about NDBN’s mission and work to end diaper need in America. Sign up for the NDBN Policy Update newsletter for up-to-date news on the latest initiatives affecting diaper need and other basic needs issues.
Connect with your Federal, State and Local Elected Officials
Connecting with your federal, state and local elected officials makes a difference. Tell them about diaper need and other basic needs in your community.
Find links to FEDERAL, STATE and LOCAL elected officials at USA.gov.
Locate your Senators and Congressional representatives at Senate.gov and House.gov
Locate your State Legislators at http://openstates.org/find_your_legislator/