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Strolling Thunder Is Bringing the Voices of Families Directly to Policymakers

Policy and funding decisions made at the federal level have a huge impact on the lives of babies and their families, but we know that it’s not the whole story.

By Jennifer Jennings-Shaffer, Sr. Campaign Manager

On May 8, families from all 50 states and the District of Columbia joined ZERO TO THREE in D.C. for the second annual Strolling ThunderTM event to tell Congress why they need to Think Babies and Act!TM. Many of you helped us to recruit families to participate, and your efforts contributed to making the day a tremendous success. In total, families and advocates visited more than 160 Congressional offices, including the offices of every single U.S. Senator, to share their stories and talk about programs and services important to babies, including child care, paid family leave, Early Head Start, health care, food and nutrition programs, infant and early childhood mental health, and early intervention services.

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