September 7 #ThumbsUp4Kids Day of Action

August 28, 2017



Thursday September 7, 2017
Social Media Day of Action

September 7, 2017 marks the 43rd anniversary of the landmark Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA), which profoundly changed the way states approach juvenile justice, enabling much-needed reforms. The law is 10 years overdue for reauthorization. The U.S. House and Senate have each passed bipartisan bills to update the law—now it’s time for Congress to take the final step and get this done.

Join the Act4JJ and #Cut50 “Thumbs Up” social media activation on September 7, to show your support for bipartisan juvenile justice reform and encourage our Members of Congress to get this done. We’re all eager for Congress to come together and make a positive difference in the lives of young people and our communities!

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Three Actions to Take on September 7

Take & Share a ThumbsUp4Kids Photo!THUMBS UP

Show your support for the JJDPA and for young people: take a quick, candid photo of you (and friends!) giving a thumbs up, and send it to legislators with the hashtag #ThumbsUp4Kids.

On Twitter:

Upload your photo and tag key legislators in Congress using any of the following sample posts:

TY @ChuckGrassley, @SenWhitehouse, @BobbyScott, @RepJasonLewis, and @VirginiaFoxx for caring about #jjdpamatters. #ThumbsUP4Kids

.@senmajldr #jjdpamatters, let's get it done! #ThumbsUp4Kids

Congress: You got this, come together on the #JJDPA this fall! Prioritize our kids. #ThumbsUp4Kids:

I stand with those working to pass the #JJDPA. Congress, are you with us? Here’s my #ThumbsUp4Kids! #JJDPAmatters

On Facebook:

Tag our champions and give them a thumbs up! FB handles: Sen. Grassley, Sen. Whitehouse, Rep. Scott, Rep. Lewis, Rep. Foxx

For 43 years, the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA) has helped states build systems that protect kids and promote public safety. Congress, we know you can get this done this year. To our champions in Congress, especially [INSERT HANDLE]  keep it up!

Join me in today’s #ThumbsUp4Kids action! I stand for juvenile justice reform with the 180+ national organizations urging our lawmakers to reauthorize the bipartisan Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (JJDPA). Congress, I know you can get together and make a positive difference for kids. Let’s get this done!  |  #JJDPAmatters

Change Your Facebook Profile Picture to our Frame

Click here to change your profile picture to the “Thumbs Up for Kids” frame. It’s easy!

Step 1: Go to

Step 2: Search “justice” and scroll down until you see the “#Thumbsup4kids: Act4jj and #cut50 Action Day” frame.
             Or click here to to send a notification to your mobile device to use this camera effect.

Step 3: Click Use as Profile Picture to save.

Are you a Snapchat user? We created a filter for snapchat too. Use it, it’s a snap!

Step 1: Take a thumbs up photo.

Step 2: Scroll to the right until you find the #ThumbsUp4Kids filter.

Step 3: Add filter to photo and add to your story.


Activate Your Friends and Networks

In the days leading up to September 7, please spread the word about this activation. Use our toolkit here.