Clinton and Obama Support a White House Conference on Children and Youth!Presidential Candidates Cosponsor White House Conference Bill
Today Presidential candidates Hilary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and Barack Obama (D-IL) signed-on as cosponsors of a bill (S. 2771) that calls for a White House Conference on Children and Youth in 2010!
The support of two highly visible Presidential candidates that are making history is a crucial turning point for the White House Conference legislation. And in general, this is an important moment in the history of children's advocacy - a moment we hope will materialize into bringing the nation's attention to our country's most vulnerable children.
"Today, by cosponsoring this crucial legislation, Presidential candidates Clinton and Obama sent a very strong message that we truly need to make children a national priority," said Christine James-Brown, CEO and President of the Child Welfare League of America. "While the media has focused on the differences between the candidates, this issue has offered a clear example of how we can come together on children's issues. We look forward to working with these two leaders, and with the original sponsors of the bills - Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA) and House sponsor Chakah Fattah (D-PA - to enact this legislation that will again focus this country's attention on children."
CWLA has pioneered this effort and has been tirelessly working with Congress to pass bipartisan legislation that will convene a long overdue White House Conference on Children and Youth. Thank you for all of your help and support.
ACTION REQUIREDJoin CWLA in thanking these Presidential candidates for supporting a White House Conference on Children and Youth!
Sen. Hilary Rodham Clinton 202/224-4451
Sen. Barack Obama 202/224-2854
Check to see if your members of Congress have cosponsored H.R. 5461/S. 2771!
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MESSAGEIf your members of Congress are not cosponsors, call and tell them to cosponsor legislation for a White House Conference on Chidlren and Youth (H.R. 5461/S. 2771)!
BACKGROUNDTo read more about CWLA's Campaign for a White House Conference, please visit Web link.
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