EMPath graduates and participants share their life experiences and successes with policy makers, the media, and with others making the journey from poverty to self-sufficiency through our Voices Advocacy Council (VAC).
What is the Voices Advocacy Council?
VAC leaders are trained in our advocacy curriculum to carry out internal and external training to help families get engaged in advocacy and feel empowered to influence change.
We bring together low-income women and their supporters to advocate for policy changes that improve their lives and promote economic self-sufficiency.
We educate Advocacy Council members in the legislative process.
We equip members with the skills necessary to advocate for themselves and their families.
Benefits of Membership
Engage in skill building workshops and participate in lobbying visits, testify at legislative hearings, respond to media requests, and serve on task forces.
Learn about the legislative process.
Train in advocacy basics, such as voting, public speaking, and blogging.
Network with Council members and community leaders.
Who can join?
Current EMPath program participants and alumnae interested in improving the lives of low-income women.