Join Us in Supporting a Strong Start for America’s Children & Get Ready for the State of the Union

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We're preparing for the President's upcoming State of the Union Address at 9 p.m. on January 28, 2014 by joining a massive social movement to show support for the Strong Start for America's Children Act.  This Act will enable grants to states to build on and expand state-funded preschool programs, grants for Early Head Start and partnerships to improve access to high-quality child-care for families and expansion of the voluntary home visiting program. There's more info on the Act here.

United Way of New York City will be voicing our support for the Act on all of our social channels both before and during the State of the Union Address.  Please join us by adding your voice using the hashtag for the Act (#StrongStart) and  the hashtag for the State of the Union Address (#SOTU).  We're also sourcing participation from our community partners and the families for whom the Strong Start for America's Children Act is critical.  

In addition to talking about your support for specific details of #StrongStart, Children, parents and other adults are asked to take photos holding #StrongStart signs that can be tweeted and posted on your social channels. You can find the signs here:

Here sample tweets and posts to get you started.  If you tag us, we will share and retweet you! To connect to any of our social channels, please see the icons in the header of this page.

 

Leading up to State of the Union:

Day of State of the Union:

 [Copy and paste into the comment box below for Facebook]

Leading up to State of the Union:

Please join me in supporting the Strong Start for America's Children Act and help make early childhood education our top priority! #SOTU #StrongStart #READnyc @United Way of New York City

Day of State of the Union:

Will President Obama continue his commitment to early learning in tonight’s #SOTU address? Congress recently agreed to a $1 billion increase in funding for early childhood education, but many states need more support to increase access to quality programs that ensure the greatest success for children and the largest economic return on public and private investments. Share your thoughts and tune in!

Thank you for supporting the Strong Start for America's Children Act!

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