Advocacy Resources

At MCCOY we want everyone educated, empowered, and equipped with the tools needed to advocate for positive policy changes that support children, families, and the youth service community. Check out our library of resources below to learn more!

Whether you’re looking to get more involved yourself or sharing resources in a class or community center, our toolkit can provide information about the legislative timeline, testifying before committees, corresponding with legislators, and practical strategies to impact your community through advocacy.
Use our Voting guide to learn everything you need to know before you head to the polls to cast your ballot.
Use this notebook when attending conference committees at the Statehouse to take notes. This notebook prompts you with questions about who is in the room, what are they saying, and why they might feel a particular way about the bill of discussion.
MCCOY focuses considerable efforts on empowering youth and community stakeholders to speak to lawmakers about legislation impacting young people and families in Indiana. Read more about how to testify and share your perspective on legislation at the Statehouse.
Share your thoughts about pending legislation (or propose new legislation!) with your lawmakers today. You can call, write, email, or tweet at your representative to share your voice any time of the year.
For young people who aren’t yet eligible to vote, or anyone interested in making a difference beyond voting, there are so many ways to stay engaged in your community and make your voice heard. Here are some ways to do so!