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March 20, 2013
Former Foster Youth: "We Deserve Duffel Bags, Not Trash Bags"
A former foster youth is petitioning his home state of Connecticut provide foster kids with duffel bags, not trash bags, when they are moved from place to place.
November 15, 2012
A Balanced Approach to Deficit Reduction
With a fiscal cliff looming in the not-so-distant future, it's important to keep one thing in mind: what we do now will impact our children for decades to come.
September 5, 2012
One Step from a Children's Cabinet in California
Calling all Californians! Governor Brown has a bill on his desk that would create California's first children's cabinet. Please take a moment to urge the ...
June 28, 2012
Celebrate the Supreme Court's Ruling on ACA With Us!
Today the Supreme Court issued a decision that will allow the Affordable Care Act (health reform) to continue, protecting the health of America's children, youth and ...
February 21, 2012
Help All Homeless Kids – HR32
The Homeless Children and Youth Act, HR32, would make it easier for homeless children, youth, and families to receive homeless assistance, no matter where they happen ...
January 31, 2012
Ask the Right Questions. Demand Real Answers.
The majority of Americans rank children and youth among their top political priorities. It’s time our elected officials listened. A recent study found that ...
December 2, 2011
Washington Just Made It A Little Easier to Help Young People
Washington just made it easier for people and organizations to share important data about young people – data that will help improve services and supports.
October 3, 2011
Tell Congress to take action now to pass the American Jobs Act!
It's been over two weeks since President Obama proposed the American Jobs Act -- a plan made up of ideas that both parties have endorsed in the past and should be ...
August 17, 2011
What If We Invest in Children?
Voices for America's Children asks, what happens if we invest in kids instead of extending the Bush tax cuts?
August 1, 2011
House Votes, But It's Not Over
The Coaltion on Human Needs urges you to write to Congress to ensure that the final outcome of Congress budget debate protects children and low-income people.
June 28, 2011
Tell President Obama to Hold Firm!
Deficit reduction deals should take cuts to programs for low- and moderate-income people off the table. President Obama is scheduled to meet with Senate leaders today ...
June 28, 2011
The White House Needs to Hear from You NOW!
Deficit reduction deals should take cuts to programs for low- and moderate-income people off the table. President Obama is scheduled to meet with Senate leaders to ...
June 28, 2011
Tell Congress to Protect Children's Programs Now!
Would you want to speak out if you knew that budget cuts were being considered in Washington that would deny tens of millions of the most vulnerable people medical ...
June 14, 2011
Help Save a Bed for a Homeless Teenager
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to cut over $7 million from the homeless youth services budget – a 60% decrease! Please take action now to ask your ...
May 25, 2011
Ask Congress to Make Homeless Youth a Priority
Available studies indicate that more than one million youth are homeless each year, and they need YOUR help. Take action today to ask Congress to fund programs ...
May 4, 2011
The Sex Trafficking of Children Must End
Each year an estimated 100,000 children are exploited through sex trafficking in the U.S. and runaway and homeless children are especially vulnerable to this abuse. ...
April 21, 2011
Help Homeless Children and Youth Succeed in School!
Legislation introduced in the House & Senate earlier this year aims to improve the McKinney-Vento Act that ensures homeless children and youth receive equal ...
April 11, 2011
Tell Your Representative NOT to Pass the Ryan Budget
Your voice is urgently needed! The House of Representatives is set to vote this week on a budget proposal that is stunningly extreme. It is ...
February 17, 2011
Protect Federal Funding for Homeless Children and Families
Each year, hundreds of thousands of American families become homeless, including more than 1.5 million children. While homelessness takes its toll on adults, its ...
February 4, 2011
Join the Strengthening America’s Values and Economy For All Campaign
Federal programs and services proven to foster economic progress and protect low- and moderate-income families face deep cuts in the name of deficit reduction. ...
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