Your Signature Can Make a Difference

Save the Children asked, and we answered.  Along with First Focus, HarlemChildren’s Zone, Children’s Health Fund, and Share Our Strength, we are calling on President Obama and Congress to establish a new National Commission on Children to ensure the safety and well-being of every child.

WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE THIS HAPPEN. Please sign the petitionSave the Children has created.


Blogging jointly, Save the Children’s executives Mark Shriver and Carolyn Miles write about the Commission:

“This new Commission should be tasked with creating a national policy on children, setting goals for reducing childhood poverty, obesity, illiteracy and violence, as well as the risks posed by natural disasters.

Everyone in Washington, D.C. seems to be talking about the debt and cutting government services. Undoubtedly, some will say that a price tag of $1-2 million a year for a two-year Commission is too high. But wehave noticed that our political leaders often say that our children are our most important resource.

It’s time for them to put our dollars where their mouths are.

Join us in doing the right thing for our children. Sign our petition today.”