Do you feel strongly about an issue in your community and want to do something about it? At ASCI, we believe it is important to be active, engaged and empowered members of our community. We believe in the power of kinship to help influence local, state and federal change for all children and families. As advocates for children and families, we believe everyone has the ability to advocate for themselves and their communities and can move to action, today!
Through advocacy at ASCI, ASCI caregivers, birth parents, youth and staff will be empowered to:
- Become more engaged and knowledgeable about the legislative process and rights as voters.
- Seek opportunities to engage with elected officials.
- Be active members within their communities by using their voices to speak up for themselves and others.
- Advocacy 101
- Early In-Person Voting in PA: Deadlines and Updates
- What Is Voter Suppression?
- SCOTUS Hears Oral Arguments in Case Impacting LGBTQ+ Foster and Adoptive Parents
- Community Outlets for Black Youth to Channel Frustrations About Racism
- Critical Documentary Sheds Light on the Adultification of Black Girls in Pittsburgh
- The Global Maternal Mortality Crisis is a U.S. Child Welfare Crisis
- Annie E. Casey Report Illuminates COVID-19 Damage to Children & Families
- Philadelphia Youth Diversion Program Works to Dismantle the School-to-Prison Pipeline
- American Rescue Plan Act: Benefits for Children & Families
- Public Health Crisis: A Critical Conversation About Race with the YWCA of Greater Pittsburgh
Public Policy & Legislative Updates
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: October 19-30
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 2-13
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 16-27
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: November 30-December 11
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 14-25
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: December 28, 2020-January 8, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 11-22, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: January 25-February 5, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 8-19, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: February 22-26 & March 1-5, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 8-19, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: March 22- April 9, 2021
- Child Welfare Legislative Updates: April 12-23, 2021
Contact Your Local Officials
Contact Your State Legislators
To contact your PA state legislators, use the PA General Assembly locator tool.
Please check back for upcoming ASCI advocacy education events!
Are you registered to vote? Whether you have moved recently, want to change your party affiliation or find out where you vote, the Allegheny County Board of Elections or PA Department of State can help get you ready to participate in the next election.
IN PA, YOU CAN REGISTER TO VOTE ONLINE, IN PERSON, BY MAIL OR AT VARIOUS GOVERNMENT AGENCIES.
- Download a Registration Form
- Find Your Polling Place
- Request an Absentee Ballot – Planning to be out of town on election day or unable to make it to your registered polling location? You are still eligible to vote through an Absentee Ballot. Learn about the requirements for eligibility and ballot deadlines.
KNOW WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT
- View the candidates that will be on your ballot thanks to the League of Women Voters
- View your sample ballot via the Allegheny County website
VOTING: KNOW YOUR RIGHTS
WANT TO RUN FOR PUBLIC OFFICE?
- How to Run – Find deadlines, eligibility requirements and information here.