Latest Speaking for Kids Blog
Our latest Speaking for Kids blogs are our staff’s reflections of the primary elections. Matt blogs about four lessons learned from the primary results, Michele blogs about the power of our democracy and our vote, and Mina blogs about moving past the politics and back to public policy conversations as we move into the general elections.
Michigan’s Children would like to give a hearty thanks to our awesome summer intern, Marlee Sherrod, of Michigan State University. She was vital to our summer programming related to the Sandbox Party and getting you — our network — engaged in the primary elections. Her latest blog talks about the importance of voting as a young person.
2014 Elections: Your Priorities
Michigan’s Children is working to make sure that candidates around the state hear about issues of concern for children, youth and families. We need input on your top priorities this election season. Please take our brief survey to help us better identify issues that candidates in Michigan should be addressing this year. The stakes are high this election year!
We can make change happen. We can use local and state level policy advocacy to improve our communities. By joining us in the fight for public policies made in the best interest of the most challenged children, youth and families; we can ensure that all children have the supports they need to succeed in school and in life.
Michigan’s Children identifies opportunities to influence public policies on behalf of children who face the most challenges in life – children from low-income families; children of color; and children, youth and families shouldering other challenging circumstances. This includes immediate opportunities to influence public policy debates as well as long-term opportunities to shift the conversations taking place in Lansing and Washington, D.C.
Who We Are
Michigan’s Children works to inform you on issues that policymakers are debating and provide active and immediate ways for you to get involved in public policy debates affecting children, youth and their families.