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Children's Defense Fund - CDF provides a strong, effective voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby, or speak for themselves.  The primary focus is on the needs of poor and minority children and those with disabilities.  

Child Welfare League of America - the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization.  Operates the CWLA Kids' Advocate Online, an Internet-based service that provides easy access to information about congressional legislation and helps users contact members of Congress about issues of importance to the child care community.

UNICEF - the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, in partnership with individuals, non-governmental organizations, foundations and corporations, works to advocate for the world’s children, increase awareness among the U.S. public of children’s needs and raise funds in support of UNICEF’s work.

Zero to Three - promotes the healthy development of our nation's infants and toddlers by supporting and strengthening families, communities, and those who work on their behalf.  Their site includes parenting tips, resources for families, and information on public policy.

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References:
 
Alinksy, Saul.  "Rules for Radicals."  February 1972. 
 
Children's Council of San Francisco.  2005 Retrieved from

www.childrenscouncil.org/index.aspx

 
Ezell, Mark.  "Advocacy Practice of Social Workers."  Families in Society. January 1994.
 
Free A Child.  2005.  Retrieved from www.freeachild.org
 

Kirst-Ashman, K.K., & Hull, Jr., G.H. (2000). Understanding generalist perspective (3rd ed.) . Pacific Grove, CA:  Brooks/Cole

 

Mcnutt, John G.  "New Horizons in Social Work Advocacy."  Journal of social work. v.1 #1 February 2002
 
UNICEF.  2005.  Retrieved from www.unicef.org/index.html
 
Valocchi, Stephen.  A Way of Thinking about the History of Community Organizing.  Retrieved from www.trincoll.edu/depts/tcn/valocchi.htm 
 
Voices for America's Children.  "2004 Voices Network Policy and Advocacy Priorities."  September 2004.  Retrieved from

www.voicesforamericaschildren.org