Resources for Advocates

Joining the 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book release

Release date: Tuesday, April 17, 2018

The 2018 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book will be released under an embargo on April 9. The embargo lifts at 12:01 a.m. April 17. That means information from the report should not appear on websites, on social media or in the news media in any way prior to 12:01 a.m. April 17. A story posted at 11:59 p.m. April 16 breaks the embargo, while one posted at 12:01 a.m. April 17 does not.

What can you do as an advocate in your community to join in the release so that we can move policies that improve the lives of Michigan’s kids?

Participate in the Webinar

Recording of Pre-Release Webinar 

Powerpoint from Webinar

Follow the Timeline

Timeline and tips for promoting Kids Count in Michigan 

Access embargoed materials to get data and information in advance

Request embargoed report


Use social media to promote the Data Book both in advance and after the release

Suggested social media

Sharable Graphics

County-specific graphics to share

Reach out to local media outlets with our samples or your original content (AFTER 12:01 am on April 17)

Sample statement

Statewide news release

Local news releases by county, alphabetical order

Prepare for conversations about turning data into action

Center for Social Inclusion Talking About Race Toolkit

Message Box

Kids Count Data Book is an Important Advocacy Tool