Press Event and Call to Action
October 5, 2009, 11:15 a.m.
South Side of the Capitol grounds, downtown Raleigh
The first week in October, child advocates are planning nonpartisan events on Capitol steps across the country to call on federal elected officials to increase investments in children and make children’s issues a higher priority. Come out to help Action for Children and partners call on our elected federal officials to commit to increased investments in children. This year’s event will focus on health care for children and early education.
Food, Fun and Entertainment!
- A step troupe from a local university will be Stepping Up for children
- Other children’s performances
- Children’s activities — help make a banner for use at the press conference, and more
- Free Step Up 2009 t-shirts for adults and children
- Refreshments will be provided
Press event speakers will include:
- Marian F. Earls, M.D., President, North Carolina Pediatric Society
- Stephanie Fanjul, President of the N.C. Partnership for Children, Inc. (Smart Start)
- Felicia Willems, mother and advocate for children
Thank you to all our Step Up and Act for Children 2009 co-sponsors!
North Carolina Pediatric Society, Covenant with North Carolina’s Children, The North Carolina Partnership, Inc. (Smart Start), North Carolina Association of Educators, Prevent Child Abuse North Carolina, United Way of North Carolina, The Mental Health Association in North Carolina, The Arc of North Carolina, Children and Family Services Association, IDA and Asset Building Collaborative of N.C., North Carolina Bankers’ Association, National Association of Social Workers – N.C. Chapter, Self-Help and the Center for Responsible Lending, El Pueblo, Goldsboro Pediatrics, The Arc of Wake County, Wake County Smart Start, Haven House, Council for Children’s Rights, Youth Homes, Inc., Legal Services of the Southern Piedmont, Alexander Youth Network, Forsyth Futures, Smart Start of Forsyth County, Youth Opportunities, Inc., Children’s Law Center of Central N.C., Children First/Communities in Schools of Buncombe County, Rainbo Renaissance Creative Solutions, Durham’s Partnership for Children, Guilford Education Alliance, Down East Partnership for Children, Appalachian Family Innovations.