Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Petition to Eliminate Child Poverty in the U.S.

A small group including the  National Alliance of Children's Trust and Prevention Funds and the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, has initiated a petition to "Eliminate Child Poverty in the United States" on the White House "We the People" website. There are close linkages between child neglect and poverty, with the challenges that presents for families. This petition is one strategy that can help spread the word about the issue of child poverty and engage citizens from across the country in calling on the federal government to give attention to ending this serious national problem. We have until June 30th to secure 25,000 electronic signatures if this petition is to be given any meaningful attention by the current Administration. One minute of your time is all that is needed to click here, register as a petitioner, verify your registration via an email that will be sent to you, and go back on to the site to officially sign the petition. Thanks in advance for your time.

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