Do you know what's at stake for children, seniors, and families in Colorado?
Join Us For a Town Hall Conversation with Congresswoman Diana DeGette
Thursday, May 30 , 2013 10:00 am - 11:00 am Tennyson Center for Children, 2950 Tennyson St., Denver, CO 80212
Critical decisions are being made every day in Washington D.C. impacting education, health care, Social Security, Medicare and job creation. We need citizen engagement to let our political leaders know that the public opposes cuts to programs that provide critical support for thousands of Coloradans.
Join this townhall conversation with CongresswomanDiana DeGette to let your voice be heard! Speak Up for kids, seniors and families!
This educational event is open to the public. Parking and space is limited. Tennyson Center for Children is excited to host this event and Congresswoman Degette. We kindly ask you to register online to let us know that you are coming!
Every Child Matters Education Fund Colorado campaign worked with Colorado kids, teens, parents and advocates to rally at the State Capitol for the annual Step Up for Kids Rally, to steer public discussion and debate towards kids issues during this election year. Many held signs urging viewers and the moderator of the first presidential debate in Denver, Colorado to " #TalkPoverty," a twitter campaign created by Half in Ten in partnership with Every Child Matters to bring the conversation around to the 16 million or 1 in 5 children who live in poverty in the U.S. But, the real highlight of the event was the flash mob on the Capitol steps to kick-off the rally. A smart mob of community-minded dancers, children, teens and voters performed to "The Fighter", an inspirational song referencing youth struggles, and Katie Perry's "Firework" a motivational song directed at youth, to create their own viral video to support the national #talkpoverty movement.
With the presidential candidates coming to debate at the University of Denver on Oct. 3, we asked Colorado kids of all backgrounds what they’d ask the candidates. The answers ranged from cute and silly to thoughtful and poignant. Most of all, the kids voiced important questions about education, health and safety. Unfortunately, very little of the discussion this election season has included these critical issues. Help us get kids' issues into that conversation and into discussions in local elections in your community. Share this video with friends and neighbors.
Want to be a voice for children. . . start by registering to vote. Every Child Matters Colorado Campaign is visiting child care facilities, head start programs, and nonprofits serving Colorado's most vulnerable children to register parents and child advocates. Every Child Matters Colorado Campaign is organizing voter registration drives beginning September 5 through October 9 - LAST DAY TO REGISTER TO VOTE IN COLORADO.
Would you like us to visit your child's school or child care provider?
September 24, 2012, 9 am - 11:30 am, University of Denver, Davis Auditorium
Join us for this town hall event to talk about issues that impact children and families. This educational forum is part of The University of Denver Debate Event Series. The University is hosting debate-related lectures, salons and other events throughout the months leading up to the first of the three 2012 presidential debates on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Magness Arena at University of Denver.
We need YOU! Every Child Matters is looking for parents, teachers, directors, advocates, college students, teenagers, principals, counselors, professionals, and concerned members of our community to join the Colorado campaign to ensure every child matters in Colorado.
Since 2004, Tennyson Center for Children has hosted the Every Child Matters state campaign in Colorado and is proud to continue to partner with Every Child Matters Education Fund to make kids a political priority in our state.
Children in Colorado face serious challenges – 179,000 live in poverty, 275,000 receive government-funded health care, 150,000 have no health insurance, 11,247 were victims of child abuse and neglect in 2008, and many do not have access to pre-school education, child care, or afterschool programs. Colorado has the fastest growing child poverty rate in the country, with a 72% increase since 2000.
Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012. The deadline for voter registration is 29 days before Election Day. The last day to register to vote in the upcoming general election is October 9th. Click here to register to vote or change your voting address or visit the Colorado Secretary of State website at www.govotecolorado.com,