Every Child Matters on Long Island March Newsletter

Local Advocacy & Information- There are several events that are going on around the Island. Please go and learn as much as you can, and spread the word to others, so that together we may enhance the voice for kids.

Community Conversation -South Huntington Library and Every Child Matters-LI partner to bring community members together around issues concerning our children. Wednesday 3/23 from 7-9 pm.
Call 631-549-4411 to register.

Paid Family Leave Insurance– Join community members and advocates as we discuss the importance of Paid Family Leave for New Yorkers. Come and learn the facts and how important Long Islands voice is. Click here for more information.

The Raising America – Too Many Children are being left behind, finding the American Dream even harder to achieve as the gap between the haves and the have-nots widens. Join Every Child Matters- LI and other organizations at SUNY Old Westbury for the viewing of Raising America, panel presentation and audience driven Q & A. Tuesday April 12th 5:30-9pm. Dinner and child care will be provided. Click here for more information and to register.

Conference on Early Childhood– Barbara A. McDonnell Early Childhood Conference at Molloy College entitled, Play: A Universal Language of Children. This sixth annual event brings together students, educators, and the general public to share information and resources on topics related to working with young children. The conference meets five hours of NYS Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS) training requirements. Click here for more info or to register.


Do You Have An Opinion? – New York is the only state other then North Carolina that still prosecutes all youth as adults when they turn 16. Young people in adult facilities are 30 times more likely to commit suicide then those in juvenile detention centers. Click here to find out more, and please contact your senators to share your views on this issue.


Asked Yourself, ‘Who Should I Vote For?’ April 19th is New Yorks day to have their voices heard in the primary election. Make sure your registered to vote. No voting is like giving the voting for the wrong person. Click here to register to vote.

Want to know what Trump is saying about the high cost of child care? Clinton? Any of the candidates? What about their take on paid family leave? College affordability? Pre-K? Minimum Wage and other issues? Are they paying attention to what voters want? Click here to read what the candidates say about children.