Advocacy

American Goldfinch photo by Murray Head

American Goldfinch photo by Murray Head

You are what hope looks like to a bird!

Anyone can speak up for birds. No special experience or expertise is needed—just a love of birds and the places that they need. Advocacy can range from quick and simple acts like signing a campaign letter, to engaging with the community on behalf of birds, or meeting with elected officials about what needs to be done so that birds and people can thrive.

Sign a National Audubon Society campaign letter here (check back monthly for new campaigns): https://www.audubon.org/takeaction

Become an Audubon Ambassador. Audubon Ambassadors are trained to participate in issue campaigns on topics important to birds and people. Contact us at audubonwakevolunteer@gmail.com to learn more.

Represent Wake Audubon at an information table. Our table volunteers share information about all that we do, including advocacy. Training will be provided on site. Learn more at audubonwakevolunteer@gmail.com

Join the annual Audubon Advocacy Day. Every year we talk with the North Carolina General Assembly in Raleigh about issues that matter to birds and people. In 2020, we advocated via Zoom for conservation funding, clean energy, and a Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act to enable heirs property owners to access conservation funding and keep their land in the family. Heirs property issues are a leading cause of involuntary land loss, especially among Black families. Contact us at audubonvolunteer@gmail.com if you are interested in participating in Audubon Advocacy Day.

Check out Audubon’s Climate Action Guide for more ways to ensure that future generations get to experience a variety of birds when they step out the door in the morning https://www.audubon.org/climate-action-guide