The Child Welfare League of America has a new Petition posted at causes - here - calling for President Obama to focus on the healthy development of all children and their families during discussions to balance the budget and reduce the deficit.
We want to share their message with you, see below, invite you to take a look at the petition - here - and let us know what you think about this effort and the larger budget discussions now happening.
"President Obama's deficit reduction plan will set the terms for Congressional discussions. Tell him to hold children and their families harmless. What good is a sound fiscal future if our children are not prepared to take it over? Children did not create the deficit, and so they should not be impacted by plans to balance the budget. Sign this petition asking President Obama to take children and their families off the table. If we've given our children a strong and safe foundation, then they will come together to work out their differences. They won't all agree on everything, but they will trust the process of our forefathers and press on to protect their own future: their children. Ask President Obama to protect our children during deficit reduction."