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Advocacy

Lady Bird Johnson, the first lady to U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, is an excellent example of an advocate. She used her power to advocate for the war on poverty, conservation, and women’s rights. Her advocacy in conservation is best know because of her work to plant trees and flowers along highways, roadways and greenbelts. She advocated for women’s rights when she spoke out about the Equal Rights Amendment and said it was “the right thing to do”. She made clear public statements about her beliefs, conveyed sincerity, and fought for the rights of others that didn’t affect her, like the war on poverty; showing that she had all the skills of an effective advocate.