Federal Policy Action Center

Fact Sheet

Federal Policy Action Center

For evidence-based teen pregnancy prevention issues (TPP Program and PREP) click here.

For contraceptive issues (Title X, Medicaid Family Planning, No Copay Birth Control), click here.

Advocacy vs. Educating Policymakers—Understanding the Difference Federal grantees can advocate (activities such as asking members to take action on legislation, support a particular program funding level, or vote in a specific way) for federal funding; however, they cannot use their federal funds to do so. But, be sure you’re familiar with the rules of your organization; some prohibit advocacy.

If you aren’t able to advocate, that doesn’t mean there is nothing for you to do. You can still do your part to protect the federal programs that are making a difference in your community, by educating members of Congress about the work these programs are doing. Simply sharing information about the great work that the Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program or the Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP) is supporting in your community is education, not advocacy. If you are advocating, you will have a policy-related “ask,” such as “please maintain funding for the evidence-based Teen Pregnancy Prevention (TPP) Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2019.”

To look up your Representative, click here and enter your zip code in the box on the top right. To find your Senators, click here.

August 2018

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