January 26, 2017

Guidance for Congress to Protect
Michigan Children

With the start of a new Presidential Administration and new Congress, child advocacy organizations are focusing on how to ensure that likely policy and budget shifts will have the least harmful impact on children, youth and families with the most significant challenges. 

Read about how federal action must protect Michigan children.
Learn more about who represents you in Washington, DC

Child Care and Expanded Learning Keep Parents Working and Kids Learning

Families need affordable, high quality child care for their young children and after‐school and summer  learning opportunities for their school‐aged children – also known as expanded learning options – while parents work or are bettering their own skills.  To ensure that Michigan can better assist low‐income families with accessing the highest quality care that best meets 
families’ needs, policy and budget reforms must take place. 

Read about the reforms Michigan’s Children will be working on this year that can make the most difference.

Advocacy tips to help you stand up and speak out for Michigan children. 
Policymakers need our help, especially the new ones!  Take some time to find out more about your State Representative, through their web site or by stopping by a coffee hour.
 Direct Quote

"You have to take that moment in and turn into a movement.  If you don't turn it into action, it was just a fun day for everyone.”

-- Rep. Christine Greig
on Saturday’s marches

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Speaking for Kids is Michigan's Children's twice-a-month e-bulletin that offers public policy and budget information relating to children, youth and families in our state. 

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