Long Island October Newsletter 2012

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Every Child Matters- LI  October  E- Letter
In This Issue
ECM-LI Highlights
Call to Action
Awareness Strategy
Parenting Tip
A Word From The National Office Of ECM
This Months Awareness
Quick Links
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With the election almost here, and the presidential debates having concluded with no real mention of children’s issues, kids need voters to really step up for them.  This month’s e-letter focuses on picking a candidate for kids! Click here to jump to that section.

ECM-LI Highlights

ECM supporter Suzanne Manaseri took the message of making kids matter to the media.  Click here to read a letter she crafted about voting.  

Thank you to all who helped in making The March For Every Child a great success!  Approx. 100 of Long Islands children supporters took advantage of the chance to unify for children with messages aimed at our presidential candidates.  Click here to see the photos from the day.  The Colors of Life photo exhibit can still be seen at the Long Island Children’s Museum from now until the election.  

Click here to check out our website. 
Click here to
see how ECM-LI can assist you with enhancing your voice for kids.  

                 *Don’t forget to check out our Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter pages. 

Call to Action
Click here for a dramatization of  “A Day Without Childcare”, a humorous look at what life might be like if childcare disappeared.

Click here to find out how to make your voice heard and help save Subsidized Child Care for working families – it is a critical component of Long Island’s economic growth and vital to children’s growth and development.

Awareness Strategy
Click here to receive your free Halloween Trick or Treat bags.  These bags have non-partisan get out the vote messages.  Get one for your family or class today!!

Parenting Tip

Click here for “A Parent’s Guide to Talking About the Presidential Election”. 

Candidate Surveys

Click here to view responses to the survey Every Child Matters along with several other leading anti-poverty child advocates sent to both presidential candidates about children’s issues.  

Click here to jump to the section with non-partisan websites that compare both candidates.

A Word From The National Office Of ECM
Click here to view an ad ECM ran to bring awareness to issues children face.  Thank you to all who made a monetary donation which helped make this ad possible. 

This Months Awarenessmonthsawareness

Who should you I vote for?
Are you still not sure who the best candidate for kids is,  or why you should dedicate your vote to kids?  Below you can see some of the issues kids are facing today, as well as sites that are dedicated to comparing the candidates platforms.   

What’s going on Nationally

Click here to view a disturbing video that ECM has released.  The video is meant to spread awareness of child abuse deaths, which we encourage you to view and share with your friends. Your voice is a very powerful asset in the fight against child abuse deaths, and any effort you can make will be very helpful.

To put these deaths into perspective: in the ten years since the start of the Afghanistan war, 2,000 U.S. military personnel have given their lives. At the same time, more than 20,000 U.S. kids were killed in their own homes by a family caregiver. Homeland Insecurity is a reality for millions of American children. 

What’s going on State Wide
Twenty-one percent, or nearly one million New York children under the age of eighteen are living in families struggling to make ends meet with annual incomes under $24,000 for a family of four.  This disturbing rate of poverty is falling under the radar of election-season rhetoric. 

What’s going on Locally 
Childcare on Long Island is under attack.  In both Suffolk and Nassau counties childcare subsidies are being drastically decreased, leaving many without child care or with an inadequate substitute.  Click here to read about the importance of child care.

Resources  Resources 
There are great  resources online that compare the presidential, state, and local candidates positions on issues America faces. 
Among the great resources are:


Remember, you can use your vote to elect candidates that will invest in our children.  

Shanequa (Shea) Levin
Every Child Matters-LI