Everyone likes the idea of supporting children in our governmental policies, but we need to turn the idea--and the strong public compassion for children--into political action. Why? Young people and struggling families don't have a lobby, and the issues affecting them typically are pushed aside by more powerful and vocal interests.
Meeting with Your Congressman
End Bush Tax Cuts for the Wealthy
It’s easy and effective
First watch Jesse call his Senator to get a sense of what calling Congress is like. You’ll speak to a staff member who will provide information on where your Senator or Representative stands and will record your stance.
When you’re ready to make the call, follow the steps below.
1. Find contact information for your members of Congress
Be ready to tell your members of Congress loud and clear: Take action. End the Bush tax cuts for the richest 2% and extend them for the middle class.
3. Get on the phone
Don’t hesitate. Making a phone call is easy and it will not go unnoticed.
Make the ask: Will your member of Congress support ending the Bush tax breaks for the richest 2% and extending them for the rest of American families? Will you oppose further cuts to children’s health, education, and safety programs?
Every Child Matters encourages you to visit The Action for more information.
How To's of Advocacy
Send an email to your member of Congress
Sending an email is a great way to get in touch with your member of congress. This is an easy way to express your thoughts and concerns regarding various issues at the state and federal level. This form of advocacy allows you to become more familiar with how to research your member of congress as well as build your courage as an advocate. www.house.govwww.senate.gov Create and send your email. Make sure you engage your audience, state the problem, inform about solutions and give a call to action!
New investments in children and families are critical. Whatever their political persuasion, the vast majority of Americans want more investments in their children and grandchildren to improve each child’s life chances for success, ensure the nation’s global competitiveness, and share resources with our aging population.
The elections are the gateway in our democracy for parents and advocates of children to let our elected leaders know we want candidates that demonstrably support and invest in children's programs. Every Child Matters works nationally and in numerous states to educate politicians, reporters, and voters on children's issues. This collective effort will only be effective if everyone concerned about kids shows up and casts a ballot. See our registering and voting resources below.