This state by state fact sheet, developed by CLASP, includes information on the number of poor and low-income children in each state using data from the Census Bureau. The information can be helpful in tailoring your talking points, press release, and op-ed for your state.
Ask your networks to commit to making three calls to members of Congress between now and April 8 (when the last continuing resolution they passed expires) to talk about the importance of investments in early childhood. In partnership with the First Five Years Fund, we have developed talking points to assist you in your efforts.
In 2010, we made our presence known. Congress’ phone lines were jammed, switchboards were overloaded, and inboxes were full. We plan to do that, and more, in 2011. This conference call was recorded on January 13, 2011.