Ways to Advocate

There are tons of ways to advocate for girls. Pick the action that’s right for you — or be an advocacy all-star and complete them all! Girl Up’s current advocacy priority is improving access to quality education for girls worldwide, especially those in vulnerable settings.

Send an Email

Make your voice heard with the click of a button. If you live in the U.S., ask your policymakers in Congress to support education for all girls, by cosponsoring the Keeping Girls in School Act. To increase your impact, personalize the message you send to your representatives.

Email Congress Now


Tweet at Congress

Can social media really be used for advocacy? Yup! With the Girl Up Advocacy app, you can tweet directly at your representatives just by filling in your address (so we know your district). We’ve written the tweets for you. All you need to do is press send.

Download the App


Make a Call

It takes less than five minutes (seriously, we timed it!) and is one of the most effective ways to advocate. Staff are dedicated to answering constituent phone calls and every call matters. If picking up the phone seems intimidating, don’t let it be! Just download the Girl Up instructions and call script.

Call the Capitol switchboard at 202-224-3121 or find your office’s direct number in the Girl Up Advocacy app.

Download Sample Script


Schedule a Meeting

Visiting your local district office takes some planning, but it makes the most impact. You’ll have the chance to sit down with a staff member from your local district office – or maybe even talk directly with your representative! If you’re trying to schedule a meeting, let us know. We’re here to help.

Download Checklist and Sample Agenda


Write a Letter

That’s right — snail mail. No hand cramps, no glory! A handwritten letter shows your member of Congress that you care. Not sure what to say? We’ve got you covered.

What to Write


Send A Letter to Congress to Support Refugee Girls’ Education

There are more than 65 million people who have been forced from their homes worldwide. Girls who leave from their homes are often the most vulnerable and are the least likely to be in school. The U.S. government can play a critical role in ensuring all girls have access to education.

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