1. COVID-19 Advocacy Action

COVID-19 Advocacy Action

We’ve been talking with our members of Congress almost every week, and you need to be talking with them too. Many children, youth, and family needs have not yet been addressed by COVID efforts in Washingon, DC, and we need to remind the people who represent our interests there what they need to be championing on our behalf. Click here to get information about how to get in touch with your Representative and Senators and sign up for communications from their offices. They are all holding tele-townhalls and making other opportunities to connect with constituents. Tell them what you know, and take a look at our most recent letter that outlines what still needs to be done.

Michigan’s Children Covid-19 Advocacy Resources

With many partner organizations and advocates within our state and national networks, Michigan’s Children has been working to connect decision-makers in Washington DC and Lansing to the needs of children, youth and families during this time of crisis, including:

  • Understanding the impact of the crisis on hundreds of parents and human services providers through our on-line survey, and other information gatherings, and continually sharing that understanding with Michigan decision-makers and the Michigan Congressional delegation.
  • Keeping informed about federal and state COVID-19 funding efforts.
  • Connecting with our network through email newsletters containing resources, information, and engagement opportunities.

As we continue to advocate directly to policymakers and Michigan influencers, we need you to remain digitally engaged as well. Use this page to find opportunities for your action with decision-makers from home, we will update it often.

Urge Governor’s Support of Afterschool

MASP is circulating a sign-on letter urging Governor Whitmer to utilize federal K-12 and child care funding to help strengthen the afterschool and summer learning community during the crisis. Join us by signing onto the letter.

Share Parent Views on Distance Learning

The Education Trust-Midwest needs perspective from caregivers of all types to better understand what is working, what is not working, and what parents and students need with school closures and student learning at home to share with decision-makers beginning on 5/15. Share the survey widely.

Action for Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention

Struggling children, youth, and families need support now more than ever. Prevent Child Abuse (PCA) America has messages and priority recommendations to use. Click here to access your congressional representative via email and Twitter about items that must be included in any upcoming Covid-19 relief.