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Getting Child & Youth Issues on the Agenda

Anyone who wants to make young people a priority in the 2012 state, congressional and presidential elections should check out Kids 2012. This collaboration of child and youth organizations gives people new ways to combine communications, advocacy and innovative technology to influence campaign discussions.

Information Update
February 2, 2012

Kids 2012 partners include the Forum for Youth Investment, SparkAction, United Way Worldwide, Voices for America’s Children, the Children’s Leadership Council, National Collaboration for Youth, the Campaign for Youth, Every Child Matters and the AfterSchool Alliance.

The yearlong campaign launched in January with a national petition and an Ask the Candidates contest that used crowd-sourcing to let people submit and vote for the questions they wanted to hear addressed in last month’s Florida Republican primary. The winning questions were shared with the candidates and the debate hosts.

Visit the Kids 2012 Web portal or email Tara James at SparkAction to get involved.