COVID-19: Keep the Pressure on Congress to Act for Babies (All States)
As Congress continues to respond to the impacts of COVID-19, the needs of infants and toddlers need to be front and center. Complete the form below to ask your Senators to Think Babies and Act as they craft the next legislative package and prioritize the issues that offer immediate support and long-term stability for families with babies and toddlers.
All working families deserve access to paid leave and child care (All States)
Urge Congress to invest in our nation’s future by supporting comprehensive paid family and medical leave policies and quality, affordable child care solutions for working families. Take action below to send an email to your Members of Congress.
Urge Your Members of Congress to Act for Babies at the Border (All States)
As the immigration landscape shifts, Congress needs to know that babies are deeply affected by immigration practices that disrupt or undermine their families, including separation and detention. Decades of research show that this kind of trauma, particularly when not addressed by an experienced and trusted clinician, has severe and short-and long-term implications for both physical and emotional health, increasing young children’s risk for learning difficulties, problems forming relationships, and adult health issues.
Babies at the border need your voice today! Email your Members of Congress now and urge them to take a stand for babies.
I Pledge to Think Babies (All States)
Thousands of advocates for babies and toddlers have pledged to Think Babies™ and join the team that’s fighting to make the potential of every baby our national priority. You can Be a Big Voice for Little KidsTM by getting to know your Members of Congress and offering to be a resource for them on issues that impact their youngest constituents and their families. Whether you are an early childhood professional, a parent, or an advocate – your voice is crucial in making sure that your Members of Congress know what babies and toddlers need to thrive.
Urge Congress to RISE for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health! (All States)
In a time when many communities do not have infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) practitioners to serve the needs of children and families, the Resilience Investment, Support, and Expansion (“RISE”) from Trauma Act (S. 1770, H.R. 3180) is intended to increase the numbers of trained practitioners able to provide developmentally appropriate, trauma-informed mental health services to young children. Reach out to your Members of Congress today and encourage them to support the RISE from Trauma Act.