What is advocacy?
"Washing one's hands of the conflict between the powerful and the powerless means to side with the powerful, not to be neutral."
Fundamentally, it is the act of expressing your vision of Hamilton to those who have the power to effect change. It is an inclusive form of civic engagement which provides citizens an opportunity to voice concerns regarding the state of our city, as well as, issues of public-policy and funds allocation.
Advocacy at it's best encourages dialogue. It is a vehicle to raise questions, incite debate and propose solutions. It targets those who are not responding to the needs of our city.
Advocacy Hamilton exists to educate and encourage all Hamiltonians to participate in a thoughtful discussion regarding the issues that face our city by providing timely, evidence-based resources. It's mission is to reach equitable, sustainable and fiscally responsible solutions that address the needs of all members of the community, from all walks of life.