Daily Update September 26, 2016

Family First Call for Advocates and Day of Action 9/27

From Children's Defense Fund


Advocates Call and Day of Action for the Family First Prevention Services Act
TomorrowSeptember 27

Time is running out to pass the Family First Prevention Services Act (H.R. 5456, S. 3065) before the Senate leaves this week for recess through the election in November. Failure to move this legislation forward before September 30 means the loss of $400 million in funds that help pay for the bill. A broad coalition of over 400 organizations across the country support the Family First Prevention Services Act as a means to improve the child welfare system through once in a generation reform and we must act NOW to move this to final passage!

We invite you to join a day of action to communicate to your Senators why it is so important that they move forward this critical legislation for children. Come together on Tuesday, September 27th with advocates from around the country in urging enactment of Family First.

Please also join us for a call on why moving this bill forward urgently is essential, and to ask any questions you may have about the policies and legislative process. We will reach out again later this afternoon with additional details, sample messaging, and logistics. Thank you for your time and we look forward to partnering with you!

Advocates Call:

·         Date: TomorrowSeptember 27

·         Time: 11AM EDT – 11:30 AM EDT

·         Dial-In: Dial-in: 866-740-1260; Access code: 7243301

Day of Action

·         Date: TomorrowSeptember 27

Stefanie Sprow

Deputy Director, Child Welfare and Mental Health 

Children's Defense Fund 
25 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20001
p  (202) 662-3568    f   (202) 662-3550


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