The 2011 ECM-LI Step Up For Kids “Parents Convention” is this Saturday!
This is a free, community-inspired Parents Convention where parents from across Suffolk County will get a chance to have
their voices heard as the exciting, mid-term election cycle approaches.
-Fun games and activities
-Parents directly ask elected officials where they stand on pressing children’s issues
-Let elected officials know how you feel about issues related to children and families
-Empowering workshops and speakers, as well as great child care
Date: Saturday, Oct. 15th
Time: 11 A.M. – 4 P.M.
11:00-1:30 Registration, Lunch, Kid
12:45-1:15 Childcare Drop Off, Activity Wrap-Up (1:30)
1:15-2:00 Workshops: How to make
your vote count & How to make your parenting count (Your choice of a
2:15-3:15 Address the Candidates
3:30-4:00 Speaker, Raffle giveaways
(must be present to receive prize)
Location: Henry L. Stimson Middle School, 401 Oakwood Rd, Huntington Station
Click here for more information and to register.
Address Candidates at the Convention
There will be time at 2:15pm for participants to direct questions towards candidates running for Suffolk County Executive and Legislative office. This is your chance to ask candidates if they feel that early care and education is important and why elected officials should support it. You may ask any other questions that you have concerning issues pertaining to children. Speakers should speak from their personal experience…either as a parent, grandparent, taxpayer, advocate, business owner, etc.
Confirmed Political Candidates are:
Steve Bellone for County Executive
Angie Carpenter for County Executive
Kate Browning for Legislator of the 3rd district
DuWayne Gregory Legislator of the 15th district
Steve Stern for Legislator of the 16th district
Dennis Garetano Legislator of the 17th district
William Spencer Legislator of the 18th district
At the convention there will be donation boxes for:
–School supplies which will be donated to homeless children on Long Island
-Nonperishable food items which will be donated to LI cares
-There will also be a box for disposable pharmaceutical items