Public Affairs

Children don't vote. They must rely on adults and organizations like Children's to be their advocates. Children's takes this charge seriously through a combined effort of legislative, grassroots and media strategies. The goal is to ensure that children's needs are kept at the forefront of the public policy debate.

No one is more important to achieving this mission than you, the voter. You can make a difference. letter, phone call, fax or e-mail to your elected official supporting a children first policy is sometimes all that is necessary to bring about positive change for children.

Children's encourages you to take action for state and federal public policy to help children. Call, write, email or visit your elected officials to take a stand for children.Let them know that children are important to you and should be the top priority when making legislative decisions. To find which elected officials represent you in Washington and Austin visit the Who Represents Me? Web site and enter your home address.

For more information about the Children's public affairs program, send e-mail inquiries to Julia Easley, director of advocacy, at julia.easley@childrens.com.