Because children can’t speak for themselves on legislative issues that affect them, a network of advocates for early childhood has been formed to speak for them.
And they are asking all interested Kentuckians to join in.
Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood is a grassroots effort to connect parents, early educators and the community to the state’s legislative decision-makers.
To become an advocate yourself, be connected to issues as they come up and to have access to a system that will allow you to spread the word as well as respond to legislators, you can become a member of Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood.
And if you sign up before February 29, you have a chance to win a new iPad2 from Children’s Inc., a social service organization serving children and families in Northern Kentucky.
Agree to receive 10-12 email messages asking you to respond to action alerts that contact legislators during the legislative session (February to April)
Encourage others to sign up for Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood and respond to action alerts from the site.
How would you respond to an action alert?
You will receive an email with a brief description of the issue and a link to the website.
Click on the link and go to the website
There will be a pre-written email you can edit or just sign your name and press send – it is that easy!
In addition to Children’s Inc., others in the new network include the East Kentucky Child Care Coalition, 4C groups around the state, and Audubon Area Community Services.
By signing up to join the Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood action e-list you will be entered to win. Sign up by simply clicking here and completing the online form (it takes less than a minute).
Also, by “liking” KVEC on Facebook you will be entered a second time.
Help spread the word by urging friends and family to become a member of Kentucky’s Voice for Early Childhood by visiting our website at www.voiceforearlychildhood.org and clicking on “Join Action Network” and also by becoming a friend on Facebook.