WHO ARE WE?
Promise the Children is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization. We believe that the future of our democratic society depends on the education and healthy development of our most vulnerable citizens – our nation’s children. To this end we reach out to volunteers who will work together and advocate for programs that support U.S. children and their families.
We offer information and action alerts for your consideration about government funding for safety net subsidies that our low-earning families depend on. These programs help to pay for childcare, early education, food, health care, and more. Information and action alerts are posted on our website, our Facebook page, and on Twitter. In addition we email timely information and action alerts to those who sign up on our web site.
Now is the time to expand our focus to include curbing gun violence. Lets demand that Congress take action on curbing gun sales. President Trump has stressed keeping our country safe. Neither children or adults are safe from accidental death and/or murder by gun shots. More people in the US own guns that were made to kill people in an instant than in any other country. We have more gun shot deaths and injuries to children and adults than any other well-developed country.
As of the beginning of February 2018, Congress is considering many issues involving children. These include:
(1) Taking notice of the worst mass shootings in U.S. history that have occurred in the last 20 months. Now is the time to demand that our politicians put the safety of children and the public over the interest of the gun lobby, gun sales, and of people who want to kill or maim someone. Urge your statewide and federal elected officials to take action now.
(2) Good News! CHIP, the Children’s Health Care Program, has been renewed through March 2018. CHIP provides access to health care for millions of children who would otherwise have no health care.
(3) Bad News! The President’s budget includes severe cuts to after-school programs, food stamps and school meals. Watch for our alerts to take action in support of these programs.
(4) More Potentially Bad News! undocumented immigrant families are being shattered by ICE even though they are paying all their taxes and have jobs that support their children. No path for their citizenship is under consideration. There is no consideration for DACA youth right now. Congress has failed to find common ground on these issues as of mid February 2018.
Let your voice be heard! Tell your federal legislators today how you feel about curbing gun violence. We will let you know the time to take action CHIP, after-school programs and food stamps.
To contact your legislator Text 520-200-2223 with your zip code as the message. You will receive contact information for our federally elected officials. HERE is more contact information.
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