The State of America’s Children 2021 – Take Action2021-04-07T11:15:41-05:00

The State of America’s Children® 2021

Take Action

Tweet to remind those in power that our nation is only as strong and successful as our children.

  1. Click on the Twitter graphic with the information that you find most powerful and it will open in a separate tab. You will then be able to right click and save it to your computer.
  2. Highlight the text of the Tweet that you would like to copy, right click on the highlighted text, and select “copy.”
  3. Using https://twitter.com/ or the Twitter app, paste the copy into a new Tweet and select the appropriate image to post with it. Click “Tweet.”

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Sample tweets

Share the facts tweets:

Children need stable homes, quality health care, ample nutritious food, good schools, and access to resources and opportunities to thrive. @ChildDefender’s new #StateofAmericasChildren report makes clear that these are out of reach for too many children. https://bit.ly/soac-2021

The past year has made it clear our children are not immune:

✅to #COVID19
✅to the economic, social, and psychological impacts of this crisis
✅ to the compounding effects of systemic racism

Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

.@ChildDefender’s new #StateofAmericasChildren report illustrates the barriers currently preventing our children from thriving—and calls for action and restoration to create a country in which ALL children can flourish. Learn more: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

Even before the pandemic, our children were losing access to health coverage they need to survive and thrive. Nearly 4.4 million children were uninsured in 2019. Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

Even before COVID-19, more than 1 in 3 children live in households burdened by housing costs. Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

10.7 million children were food insecure in 2019, and the child hunger crisis has only worsened since the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

For the first time since 2012, the number of children in the child welfare system fell, but too many children wind up in foster care because of poverty. Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

Before the unprecedented interruption 2020 brought to our children’s education, too many students of color and students living in poverty did not have the tools they needed to excel and graduate on time. Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

#ChildCare was a crisis for many long before #COVID19, with more than 80% of two-child families paying more for child care than for rent in 2019. Learn more w/ @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren: https://bit.ly/soac-2021

Tweet at your elected official:

[TWITTER HANDLE] America needs to make different choices when it comes to our children—@ChildDefender’s new #StateofAmericasChildren report makes that clear. Will you stand up and be a leader for our kids? https://bit.ly/soac-2021

[TWITTER HANDLE] our country’s kids aren’t immune to #COVID19 or to the economic, social, & psychological impacts of this continuing crisis. @ChildDefender’s new #StateofAmericasChildren report shows we must fight to make their futures brighter. https://bit.ly/soac-2021

COVID-19 has exacerbated racial and economic injustices. @ChildDefender’s #StateofAmericasChildren report makes clear that children need emergency support during this crisis, but also permanent investments to ensure they can thrive. https://bit.ly/soac-2021