Speak NOW for Kids

Note: I also have this post over at 5 Minutes for Special Needs. This is a website dedicated to help be the voice of special needs kids. It is run by a collection of amazing authors, parents and kids. Please take the time to check it out if you have a chance.


Speak Now for Kids is an advocacy campaign of the National Association of Children’s Hospitals (N.A.C.H.) designed to engage child advocates in communicating with Congress before they cut funding for two key children’s health care programs: Medicaid, which funds health care coverage for one in three children in the U.S. and the Children’s Hospital Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) program which funds pediatric residency training.

Children cannot have a voice in making their needs known. We ARE that voice on their behalf.


You can help! I’m asking you to send a direct message to a member of Congress (They’re on Twitter!) or use this simple form to contact your representatives quickly and easily.

Want to learn more? Watch this video.

You can also help by joining Speak Now for Kids on Twitter TODAY from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. ET (Wednesday, November 16th) by following the #dontcutkids tag and the @speaknowforkids account.

You can even download this flier for your children to color and send to Congress.

Some deadlines to note:

– Nov. 23rd: Super Committee deadline for deficit reduction recommendation

– Dec. 15th: Deadline to turn colored flier in to Member of Congress

Please join the fight for our kids. Speak NOW for kids.

disclosure: this campaign is very near and dear to my heart. I found out about it through Global Influence’s blogger outreach program. If you would like to learn how you can be a part of this or any campaign visit http://www.globalinfluencenetwork.com/


Fueled by coffee and wine. Wife to a doc, mom to three boys (one with Autism), a puppy and a tortoise. I knit, I get crafty, I tweet.

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  1. says

    Good grief, why is it the kids that always lose? Cuts to education, cuts to health care, cuts to child care…when will governments realize that these are the very programs that need increased funding???

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