Advocacy Toolkit

One of Ending Poverty: America’s Silent Space’s most effective advocacy tools is you! Becoming a poverty fighter is one of the most important actions you can take to help eradicate poverty in the United States. The Tavis Smiley Foundation has developed a wide variety of tips to assist you in your advocacy activities and promote ongoing support for Ending Poverty: America’s Silent Spaces. The tools here provide step-by-step directions and examples that will help you reach out to media, policymakers, and vote at the local, state and federal levels. From your local reporters to your local elected officials to members of Congress, these individuals all make decisions that directly or indirectly impact the issue of poverty.

Media Partnership

A strong media campaign, using newspapers, radio, television and social media can reach large numbers of people with the message about poverty related issues and events. Read more...

Working with Policymakers

All policymakers want and need to hear from the constituents who are impacted by their decisions.  Read more...

Voter Participation

If America is to realize its promise, it is our collective responsibility to encourage civic participation, and it is imperative that every citizen who is eligible to vote has the tools they need to participate fully in the democratic process at the local, state, and national levels. Read more...