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The Urgent Once-in-a-Generation Chance: Getting Congress to Invest in our Children and Youth
June 10, 2021 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm EDT
Critical gains for children have been made with the passage of the American Rescue Plan. But Congress needs to make ongoing investments to ensure our children’s futures aren’t permanently damaged and to shrink the gaps between poor and non-poor children and between white children and children of color. This webinar will educate advocates across the nation about the critical importance of enacting or building upon multiple provisions in President Biden’s investment plans and proposed budget.
You’ll learn from experts around the country who will illustrate the need for child care, the expanded Child Tax Credit, investment in education, and services for youth. You’ll hear from Rev. Dr. Starsky Wilson, President and CEO of the Children’s Defense Fund, about the health and economic crises triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic and how they have exacerbated long-standing problems for children and their families. Deborah Weinstein, CHN’s Executive Director, will describe what’s before Congress and action steps advocates can take. Deborah Stein of the Partnership for America’s Children will be our moderator, and a panel of experts will take your questions. The webinar is a collaborative effort with the Partnership for America’s Children, and our moderator, Deborah Stein, is the Partnership’s Network Director.
Even if you can’t attend, be sure to register to receive a recording of the webinar and resources. This webinar will be captioned.