Speak Up

Act Now to #KeepKidsCovered

Remind your Members of Congress how terrible the American Health Care Act, the House ACA repeal bill, is with its huge cuts to health coverage and destruction of the Medicaid safety net just to give huge tax breaks to the wealthy. Urge them to resist efforts by House Republicans and the White House to make the bill even worse and try to pass it after the recess. Additional proposals being discussed would deny health coverage to millions of children and adults with pre-existing conditions and allow insurance companies not to cover critical benefits like maternity coverage, mental health coverage, and prescription drugs. Continue to urge Congress to “do no harm” and protect health coverage for all of America’s children and families.

Urge your Senators and Representatives to protect #HealthCoverage for all children.

 

Share Your Story

How have you or someone you know been affected by child poverty, budget cuts to federal programs supporting poor and low-income families, or harsh school discipline policies or racial bias and ended up in the juvenile justice system? Use the power of your story to make a difference. Congress listens to stories, and if we would like to share yours, we will follow up to ask permission.

 

Protect Children, Not Guns

Contact your members of Congress and tell them to protect children instead of guns. We are deeply shaken by the horror at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut. The 20 children and 6 educators slain there are the latest victims of America’s gun violence plague. Each week, 350 children and teens are killed or injured by guns—enough to fill 14 more classrooms of 25 students. What have we become as a people when even in the face of such sin and suffering, we continue to protect guns before children?

 

Demand Our Nation’s Most Vulnerable Children Receive A Quality Education

 Tell your Members of Congress to secure the future by providing a quality education for every child.

Today, nearly fifteen million children in rich America live in poverty. More than 20 percent of children under age five are poor, including more than 40 percent of Black children and 35 percent of Hispanic children. The best hope these children have of lifting themselves out of poverty is a quality education. Yet for far too long, the most vulnerable children in America have been denied this opportunity. Inequities in educational funding, resources and opportunities have placed poor and minority children in low-performing schools with inadequate facilities and ineffective teachers.

 

I Pledge to Protect Children, Not Guns

Together, our voices will be heard!

  • By Spreading the Truth about guns and sensible gun safety legislation

  • By Raising Awareness of the epidemic gun violence in my community, state and country

  • By Planning a Community March and Vigil to remember children and teens lost to gun violence

  • By Asking my elected officials to support universal background checks and other gun safety legislation

  • By Holding elected officials accountable