|The importance of the almighty VOTE
One of the easiest ways to be a voice for kids is by voting. Make sure you are registered to vote. Then on election day, go out and vote for someone who will invest in kids.
Kids don’t have a voice in Albany or in Washington. One of the reasons they don’t have a voice is because they can’t vote. But guess what? YOU can vote. You can be a child’s voice.
What’s going on Nationally
Use your vote to contribute to those who are electing candidates who will do something about the millions of infants, toddlers, and pre-schoolers who lack access to affordable, high-quality early care and education opportunities.
Help kids by voting for someone who will do something about the 16 million plus children and youth living below the poverty line; and the millions more who are in low-wage families with parents who work full-time but simply cannot earn enough to provide for basic family needs.
What’s going on State Wide
NYS is under an educational crisis. Class sizes have grown, school buildings have been closed, and schools have cut advance placement courses, tutoring, career and technical education, arts, music, sports, foreign languages, kindergarten, per-kindergarten, high school electives and more. Click here
to read more.
What’s going on Locally
Do you have 15 minuntes or more to be a voice for children? If so join Every Child Matters – LI in The March for Every Child on Thursday October 4th
at Hofstra University at 11am. Activities include the unifying March, free admission to the Children’s Museum and free raffle prizes. Let’s all march together with signs that show we care about children’s needs. Let’s let the candidates know that if they want our vote they will have to invest in kids! This Step Up For Kids Day do your part to make children matter. Click here
for more information.
For additional information and things you can do, there are great resources that have everything from voter registration forms to, how to make your vote count guides, reports, statistics, ways to get involved, how to write a letter and more.
Among the great resources are:
Remember, you can use your
vote to elect candidates that will invest in our children. If you’re still not convinced kids need YOU to use your vote on them, click here
to read the ECM Homeland Insecurity report.