74+ Best Advocacy Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Advocacy is public support for an idea, plan, or way of doing something. Profoundly inspirational advocacy quotes will fire up your brain and encourage you to look at life differently while making you laugh.

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Famous Advocacy Quotes

Weary of wily politicians who say one thing and do another, voters and advocacy groups insist presidential contenders commit to the cause du jour in writing, but candidates are foolish to comply. Words matter. — Mark McKinnon

Strong advocacy for education, health care and worker safety will be indispensable if they are to get their fair share of President Bush’s austere budget for the next fiscal year. — Arlen Specter

As a cartoonist, I am not interested in defending the dominant, the powerful, the well-resourced and the well-armed because such groups are usually not in need of advocacy, moral support or sympathetic understanding; they have already organised sufficient publicity for themselves and prosecute their points of view with great efficiency. — Michael Leunig

Not every dollar spent to gain influence on Capitol Hill comes from a big global industrial behemoth. Hundreds of small advocacy groups and nonprofits spend thousands each year to lobby Congress and federal agencies on the issues they care about most, and their efforts often go under the radar. — Elizabeth Flock

For years, fiscally conservative advocacy groups were giving then-Republican representative Justin Amash awards, praise, and donations. Now that he’s an independent, however, many of those same groups are snubbing him entirely. — Kat Timpf

I’ve always been interested in political service and community advocacy. — Michael Tubbs

When a good man lends himself to the advocacy of slavery, he must, at least for a time, feel himself to be any where but at home, amongst his new thoughts, doctrines, and modes of reasoning. — Gerrit Smith

I’m not running from the left; I’m running from the bottom. I’m running in fierce advocacy for working-class New Yorkers. — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

I enjoy repartee and frequently engage in devil’s advocacy. In short, when I talk to friends, I do not guard every word that I say because I think that I know they know that my commitment to equality and justice is real, and they would not twist my words or misinterpret what I am saying to them. — Jeff Sessions

In 2013, after a challenging two years of long-term IV antibiotics and six weeks at a clinic in florida, I received the ‘Star Light’ award from the Lyme Research Alliance for my advocacy and strength to light the way of Lyme disease awareness. — Yolanda Hadid

The mainstream media and most of the political establishment are too quick to slander as ‘nativist’ the advocacy of barring of Islamist radicals from legal entry into the United States. — Tom Tancredo

I think we’re going to start to see a new model of civic advocacy where people get together once in a while to protest, but it’s more about an ongoing, sustained engagement in issues, networks and communities about which people care. — Alex Steffen

If you believe you can make a difference, not just in politics, in public service, in advocacy around all these important issues, then you have to be prepared to accept that you are not going to get 100 percent approval. — Hillary Clinton

Robert F. Kennedy Juvenile Justice Collaborative was formed in 2009 to improve federal youth reentry policy through advocacy, coalition building, and giving voice to youth who are directly impacted by the justice system. — Kerry Kennedy

Before running for the Washington State Senate in 2014, I had spent 20 years as an activist. I had always believed that we needed to push for change on the outside, through community organizing and advocacy. — Pramila Jayapal

I’m passionate about people. I’ve spent my life in advocacy. People matter – whether or not we agree on the issue, people matter. — Ann Marie Buerkle

What we are trying to do is to look at all of those resources and say, well, would they be better spent on just advocacy and information, or can we make savings out of that and redirect them into savings. — Jay Weatherill

I’m a very philanthropically oriented individual. There are a lot of causes that I support, and I’m a big fan of advocacy. — Brandon Victor Dixon

For future Snowdens, we want to show there is an organization that will do what we did for Snowden – as much as possible – in raising money for legal defense and public advocacy for whistleblowers so they know if they come forward there is a support group for them. — Sarah Harrison

Washington, D.C. is full of think tanks, theoreticians and advocacy groups. Governors are the ones whose feet are on the ground. — Phil Bredesen

Our leaders should certainly engage passionate advocacy of needed reforms, and equally strong criticism of policies they believe are destructive to America. But, from the school boards to the White House, let’s elect more candidates who are committed to constructive dialogue and reasonable compromises. — Martin Luther King III

I’m not an advocacy journalist – that’s not what I do. My role in journalism is to be able to engage the most interesting people with the best ideas. — Charlie Rose

To all of the artists that attend the Grammys: Stop accepting the invitation to be the upset of the year and demand that this body upholds its mission for advocacy and support of artistry as culture evolves. Demand that they change this system and truly reflect and truly acknowledge your art. — Steve Stoute

I wrote strong advocacy stories, and when I got to fiction, I made a deliberate effort to leave that behind and enter a country where I had no ax to grind, no advocacy issues that I was carrying with me. — Peter Heller

I love Larry Kramer’s advocacy, and I love him as a person, and I think young people need to see that story. — Ryan Murphy

It’s okay to talk about birth, okay – then menstruation. I first started my advocacy for women’s health in the field of reproductive freedom, and the next stage would be bringing menopause out of the closet. — Cybill Shepherd

I mean, I enjoy my work as an actor. But to make a difference in people’s lives through advocacy and through supporting research – that’s the kind of privilege that few people will get, and it’s certainly bigger than being on TV every Thursday for half an hour. — Michael J. Fox

Every single day, I wake up and take a glimpse of where I am now compared to where I was before, and the work that we have all put in to be in this space. I think of that, and being able to express myself through my art and show up and be present – that’s activism, advocacy, and artistry in itself. — Mj Rodriguez

I do not subscribe to the advocacy journalism school. It’s not who I am and not who CNN wants me to be. — John King

Creating artworks, writing and publishing novels, poetry, music, or conducting art-historical research requires support. So does everything else in the world, from physics to fish and wildlife management to human-rights advocacy. — Trevor Paglen

While claiming advocacy, what hoaxers really exhibit is self-interest. Often, this is because there is only the self to support their false claims; any revelations merely provide further opportunities for details and forgery. — Kevin Young

As reporters set aside their traditional role as fact seekers and veer into advocacy, they find themselves on a slippery journalistic slope. — Sharyl Attkisson

The option of solicitor advocacy came on the scene a bit too late for me. — Len G. Murray

I am a teacher born and bred, and I believe in the advocacy of teachers. It’s a calling. We want our students to feel impassioned and empowered. — Erin Gruwell

Mark Zuckerberg has started an advocacy group for immigration reform. — George Packer

Advocacy groups and voters are not wrong to push candidates to declare their position clearly on policy issues. That is good citizenship. Hard questions should be asked of every candidate, every politician. And those public servants should be prepared to answer, but in their own words. — Mark McKinnon

If you believe – which I do – that acting is a bit like advocacy for your character, then of course I want to find the positive points. — Damian Lewis

You need money to have advocacy in America. People that don’t have money don’t have advocacy. — Anohni

Appellate advocacy, particularly at the Supreme Court, is really intimate. I mean, you’re just a few feet away from the Chief Justice. You know, if you’re sweating, they see you. — Neal Katyal

With my human rights advocacy, that’s always been through my writing. I’ve always tried to write articles and contribute to journals and a lot of online journals – about human rights, especially Palestinian human rights. I find the time to do things to do things I’m passionate about, because I find enjoyment in them. I just have to juggle. — Randa Abdel-Fattah

I think the reason I’ve been so committed to advocacy is because I see so many people in pain. — Olly Alexander

All advocacy is, at its core, an exercise in empathy. — Samantha Power

Despite allegations by liberal advocacy groups that voter suppression tactics by the right hindered minority voting, blacks represented 13 percent of the electorate in 2012, a percentage about equivalent with 2008. — Elizabeth Flock

A building that has great environmental responsibility is a political animal in a way because it becomes promotional of a cause. I think that kind of advocacy through architecture is really good. — Antoine Predock

Through educational programs, community engagement and legislative efforts, players, owners and the NFL are working with law enforcement, advocacy groups and legislators to transform our communities. — Cris Carter

I never, ever have seen media this way. It’s almost indescribable. Making up stories, refusing to run real stories. It’s making themselves look like utter fools. There’s no journalism, there is no media. There’s pure, full-fledged advocacy here. — Rush Limbaugh

One of the most crucial kinds of intervention is in advocacy. We can think about charities in the context of delivering services, and indeed that is part of their job, but advocacy is also getting governments to step up to the plate. They can also give more voice to those who don’t have one. — Nicholas Kristof

When a political advocacy network hires a former CIA analyst and starts tailing save-our-parks activists, you know there’s something terribly dangerous happening to our democracy. — David Brock

As my audience grew more diverse, I started interjecting social justice advocacy and commentaries about LGBT equality, and it just kept growing more. — George Takei

It is a strange trade that of advocacy. Your intellect, your highest heavenly gift is hung up in the shop window like a loaded pistol for sale. — Thomas Carlyle

I believe that ‘advocacy journalism’ is not an oxymoron. If that means that I’m going to disrupt the cable, partisan fracas of obsession over what this means from left and right, then so be it. I will be disruptive of it. — Chris Cuomo

It’s a controversial issue: many feminists reasonably worry that by taking the concentration off gender as an independent locus of oppression, we dilute the strength of a women’s movement, or of women’s rights advocacy. — Rebecca Traister

I actually completely suck at being a bioethicist. What I do is history of medicine and patient advocacy. Patient advocacy is actually the opposite of bioethics, because bioethicists are the people who increasingly set up and justify the systems we patient advocates have to fight. — Alice Dreger

There are already dozens of organizations working on trying to prevent plastic from going into the ocean, through advocacy, education, awareness, all great work, yet nobody was addressing the stock of existing pollution. — Boyan Slat

Andy and I decided to get married in August of 2014, and just 4 days after we married, he passed away. For me, I carry my relationship with Andy with me in my LGBT advocacy work. — Sarah McBride

Multiple Sclerosis is obviously close to my heart and I’m determined to make a difference in the lives of people who suffer from the disease by raising the profile of MS, as well as raising funds for advocacy and research. — Ann Romney

Whether we are adults or children, members of the media or medical community, government, industry, academia or cancer advocacy group, we can all contribute to a healthier environment, a stronger, more vibrant society, and ultimately, to a world where cancer is considered a preventable illness. — Margaret Cuomo

You know, there is an image of me out there for which advocacy of a universal basic income is inconsistent. It doesn’t fit the narrative because this is supposed to be the hardhearted, racist, sexist, homophobe, Charles Murray. And he wants to increase spending on the poor? That doesn’t fit. — Charles Murray

Every woman who has left and gone into private practice has done fabulously. So the question is why aren’t more women drawn to this field? It’s helpful to enjoy the art of advocacy – verbal combat or verbal jousting. I find it telling that so many woman might be horrified, and you know, wouldn’t want to do it. — Lisa Blatt

It is the public that is illiterate in science and math, a lazy press, and environmental advocacy groups that manufacture fear for misconceptions about energy. — Rex Tillerson

The development of a strategic plan for cancer prevention in medical schools that is supported by all stakeholders – including the medical community, government, the insurance industry, cancer advocacy groups and all those dedicated to cancer prevention – will be the key to inspiring patients to live lifestyles that will decrease cancer risk. — Margaret Cuomo

There’s many law changes, policy changes I can point to. But a lot of my work has also been to name the issue that no one else named – to spotlight it, to advocate for it. That’s where all advocacy begins. I’ve asked different questions. I’ve raised different issues. — Ayanna Pressley

‘UFO’s’ attitude toward the subject is very similar to mine. It’s not an advocacy; its philosophy is more ‘I want to believe this, but I want it proved.’ — Dwight Schultz

I have no idea what I want to do for a career. But in terms of my advocacy work, I’m definitely going to continue. — Jazz Jennings

The assertion of failure coming from such persons does not mean that Mr. Mill failed to promote the practical success of those objects the advocacy of which forms the chief feature of his political writings. — Millicent Fawcett

It has been said that I am not a ‘real’ Libertarian. A certain faction of the Party has come to believe that the writings of Ayn Rand and Milton Friedman are the holy texts of Libertarianism, and I disagree. I believe that the Libertarian movement is and should be more encompassing than the narrow-minded advocacy of economic anarchy. — Augustus Sol Invictus

From the right, you get demagogues shouting about brown-skinned anchor babies and clamoring to deport the undocumented. From the left, you get advocacy for the oppressed but otherwise, when it comes to national civic identity, mainly silence. — Eric Liu

We’ve learned that when a consumer moves from a relationship rooted in ‘me’ to one powered by ‘we,’ a new world of buying and advocacy opens up for a brand. — Richard Edelman

A lot of my role is advocacy, and as a scientist, you’re an advocate, too, because you are coming up with a theory and having to convince your fellow scientists that you’re right. — Ellen Stofan

We all share some commonalities with the states we come from and where we come from on the political spectrum. There’s a lot of work to be done to make sure we continue to have strong advocacy for these values that we find in the heartland, in red and rural states. — Conner Eldridge

On Mother’s Day, we take a moment to stop and honor our mothers for all they do. It has been my privilege to know mothers who have turned incredible loss and pain into tremendous advocacy and greater social change. — John Hickenlooper

Because Mr. Mandela’s early opponents invested so many resources into distorting the true nature of his advocacy, the singular historic moment millions now celebrate could have been tragically lost to guerrilla decontextualization. — Aberjhani

I believe that Israel and the U.S.-Israel relationship are, and should be, key considerations in shaping U.S. policy in the Middle East. Americans with roots or interests in the region should be involved in advocacy and discussions of public policy concerning the region. — Keith Ellison

For the sake of public discourse, for the demands of the free market, and for the value we place in citizen advocacy, Rush Limbaugh must go. — Christine Pelosi

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