The Children’s Defense Fund (http://www.childrensdefense.org), supported by the National Council of Churches (http://www.ncccusa.org), is calling all people of faith and the public of Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas to come out and tell your members of Congress to become champions for children by building on a child health system that works! As health care reform bills now stand, some children could fare worse, not better after health care reform. We know that God did not create two classes of children, and so we cannot support a health care system that neglects some of our young.
We all can be advocates for all children everywhere. Parents, grandparents and all friends of children on November 4 at 10:00 a.m., are invited to come to the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol Building, with your strollers, children of all ages, and members of your community and in faithfulness to join the Champion for Children’s Health Stroller Brigade!
Because this is late notice and not everyone can get to Washington on November 4, you can help by calling Senators Casey and Specter and your Representative with the following message:
It is essential that you support changes that provide comprehensive, affordable, accessible care for all children no matter where they live. Changes must build on what works in the system and fix what doesn’t work for children now.
You can call Senator Casey at (202) 224-6324, Senator Specter at (202) 224-4254, and you can find your Representative’s number by going to http://www.house.gov. You can also download further talking points for your call, a flyer for the Washington gathering, and a bulletin insert.
You can also join stroller brigades in cities across the country November 6th through 8th and log onto take action now—no matter where you live—by visiting http://www.childrensdefense.org/strollerbrigade.