Anyone can advocate, regardless of age or stature.
Advocacy expert Margaret Nimmo Crowe made this clear at the start of her presentation Thursday by thanking Aiden Coleman, a Williamsburg sixth grader.
Coleman, a Berkeley Middle School student, helped advocate for a bill naming the Eastern garter snake Virginia's state reptile. That bill cleared the Virginia Senate this past General Assembly session.
"Aiden is actually pretty savvy," said Crowe, executive director of Voices for Virginia's Children. "These are some good lessons if we're trying to advocate for children."
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