From the GFWC: Advocate2Vaccinate is a Shot@Life program held during the month of April. GFWC International Outreach Chairman Marybeth Williams encourages us all to advocate for global vaccine funding by contacting our members of Congress and stressing that funding for global vaccine programs is a priority.
There are activities you can do as an individual or a club, ranging from small actions to big. All of the tools and information can be found here: https://shotatlife.org/advocate2vaccinate/.
The easiest/quickest advocacy action you can take is you and your club members taking 5 minutes to text VACCINES to 738674 from a smartphone. Once you do, it will send a link back to fill out a form (with your voting address and other information Congressional offices require to make sure you’re in the district) and then letters will be sent to all of your Congressional offices.
During the GFWC convention in June, there will be advocacy trainings during both of the Shot@Life workshops. You only need to attend one of them if you’d like to become a Shot@ Life Champion.
Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization. They rally members of the public, members of Congress, businesses, and civil society partners —through public education, grassroots advocacy, and fundraising —to support and invest in the global childhood immunization programs of UNICEF, World Health Organization, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance.
Shot@Life’s over 350,000 supporters and 2,000 core grassroots advocates in all 50 states strive to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at life no matter where they live.
The organization believes that by encouraging people to learn about, advocate for, and donate to vaccines, we can decrease the 1.5 million annual vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give every child a shot at a healthy life.