Action Alerts

With summer just around the corner, many children happily anticipate the end of the school year. However, the end of the school year can cause serious problems for lower income children. Schools often provide free or reduced cost breakfast and lunch to children in need. Without schools providing essential meals, children are at risk of going hungry. Despite the three-month break from school, children can still receive meals through programs hosted by organizations and local outreach programs. The YMCA has read more…

Two major crises in the United States—new immigration policies and the opioid epidemic—are causing children to suffer incredible hardship as they are forcibly separated from, or tragically lose, a parent at alarming rates. Families Separated by the Trump Administration Since the enactment of the Trump Administration’s Zero Tolerance Policy for illegal border crossings, the number of immigrant children separated from their parents and placed in U.S. Government custody increased by an alarming 21% in a little over a month. At read more…

Posted: June 6, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Immigration

It’s time to save our children from the threat of being shot in or out of school. Join the following organizations today. With their 501c(4) designation, they lobby effectively for stronger federal and statewide gun laws. Gabby Giffords, who believes we must change our culture of accepting gun violence. The Brady Campaign, which focuses on strengthening gun control laws. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which is an umbrella group of 48 religious, social and political organizations organizing by state to stop domestic read more…

Posted: May 27, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Curb Gun Violence

On any given evening, nearly 554,000 Americans are homeless. This figure includes individuals, families and youth across all parts of the United States. It includes men, women and children of all backgrounds and walks of life. You may know some people who experience or are at risk of homelessness.. The current Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson recently proposed raising rent for low-income Americans that receive federal housing subsidies. These far-reaching changes would triple rent for the poorest read more…

Posted: May 24, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Uncategorized

The refundable taxes paid by the Additional Child Tax Credit and the Earned Income Tax Credit are essential for our nation’s working parents earning low wages.  All of our parents must be able to pay for the healthy start that our children need. Huge subsidies exist for large businesses, yet many of these businesses pay salaries that are not a living wage. This is why refundable taxes are essential. The Child Tax Credit (CTC) was enacted in 1997 with bipartisan support. This read more…

Posted: May 22, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Poverty, Childcare

While many schools opt for the use of punitive justice, more and more schools are shifting toward a new method of addressing bad behavior: restorative justice. Instead of focusing on punishment, restorative justice seeks to facilitate communication between “problem” students and their peers. Students have opportunities to confront the consequences of their actions and find and fix the root of the problem. By teaching students how their actions can negatively affect others, schools can prevent future conflicts. In contrast, punishing read more…

Posted: February 24, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Criminal Justice Reform, school discipline

Please join these organizations today. With their 501c(4) designation, they lobby effectively for stronger gun laws. Gabby Giffords, who believes we must change our culture of accepting gun violence. The Brady Campaign, which focuses on strengthening gun control laws. Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, which is an umbrella group of 48 religious, social and political organizations organizing by state to stop domestic violence. To curb gun shot deaths and injuries we must change our culture of gun sales. At the moment, we read more…

Posted: February 17, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Health Care, Curb Gun Violence

As we work on behalf of our children and families, it’s important to be informed! Here are 5 myths about DACA and Dreamers and why they’re wrong. Myth 1: DACA is a pathway to citizenship DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program that gives beneficiaries a temporary reprieve from deportation, allowing them to stay lawfully in the country, granting work permits and allowing them to obtain driver’s licenses. The program is not amnesty, nor is it a path to read more…

Posted: January 22, 2018 in: Action Alerts, Child Health Care, Child Poverty, Immigration

Our government has declared war on citizen children whose parent(s) are undocumented even though they may have lived and worked here for many years. Even the Temporary Protective Status (TPS) granted to those who are victims of a natural and other disaster in their home countries is being revoked. Our government is destroying healthy, self-supporting families. Write or email your Senators and Congresswo(men) today and ask for their support. Tell them that a path to citizenship, rather than so many read more…

It’s time to raise your voice about whether or not to curb gun violence. To find your elected official’s contact information, text (520) 200-8660 with your zip code as message or send them an email. Seven of our federal Senators, led by Republican Senator Cornyn of Texas, have taken the lead in passing the bill called FIX NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System). FIX NICS has bilateral support in the Senate. This bill could increase the national instant background check system read more…

Posted: December 11, 2017 in: Action Alerts, Curb Gun Violence


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