Friday, October 28, 2011

Check it out - National Movement Weekly Update.

Photo courtesy of Prevent Child Abuse Virginia.

Below please find this week's edition of the National Movement Weekly Update. If you haven't signed-up for the National Movement for America's Children or signed the pledge, please do so here. If you have, thank you, and please consider asking your friends, family and colleagues to do so as well. Also, please consider re-posting this post to your blogs and Facebook page and Tweeting this link on Twitter. And finally, thank you for all you do.


Welcome to the National Movement for America’s Children weekly update where we reflect on Movement activities, including listening tour stops and local events, media coverage, ideas for crafting the National Strategy and roles you can play in furthering this effort. 

Listening Tour Stops 

Listening Tour stops involve representatives from National Movement’s founding members and community partners meeting with local citizens, including college students, grandparents; service organizations and policymakers to discuss the development of the National Strategy. 

Listening tour events this coming week are happening across the state of New Hampshire including: (1) November 1st - Common Man Inn and Salem High School; (2) November 2nd - Exeter Town Hall and UNH MUB; and (3) November 3rd - Common Man Restaurant and Dartmouth College. 

For more information please visit the NH Children’s Trust, Inc. here.
Please don’t hesitate to let us know if you would like to participate in any of the upcoming tour stops or discuss how you can participate in bringing a tour stop to your state or hometown. 


The National Movement continues to receive coverage in the media including a recent story in the Daily Sun which you can find here; and representatives of the Movement will be participating in several media opportunities while in New Hampshire including a live appearance on The Exchange show on New Hampshire Public Radio next Thursday, November 3rd at 9:00am EST. 

Please keep a look out for the broadcast dates and please let us know if you have any media outlets in your community that would be interested in talking to representatives of the Movement about our work so far and where we plan to go in the future. 


We are interested in your thoughts on the National Movement for America’s Children website and we hope you will consider taking a survey about it. A link to the survey can be found at the bottom of the home page here

Your Role 

What you can do? You can encourage people to sign the pledge and answer “The Big Question.” You can participate in listening tour stops in your home state or play a role in bringing a tour stop or local organizing activities to your neighborhoods. You can also be a voice in your community for the Movement and for the healthy development of all children. And, you can volunteer at a community service agency, provide pro bono professional skills to not-for-profits that serve children and families, or you can spend quality time with your child. 

Disclaimer: The content in this Update does not necessarily represent the views of all of the National Movement's founding partners.

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