Saturday, April 4, 2009

Advocating for your kids

Learn how to advocate for legislative change to positively affect the future for our children.

Sometimes you have to go screaming to the top of the food chain to make change happen for the betterment of your kids' education. Or many other things.

But one voice at a time is not likely to cause change. What you must know is how to get things done.

This Wednesday, April 8, 2009, Families etc., (formerly known as the Parent Empowerment Group and, before that, the Parent Council) of the Family CARE Project will hold its monthly meeting (2nd Wednesday of the month) at the office of the McHenry County Mental Health Board, 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake. Google it. It's near 176 & Pingree (or, if you prefer, near Terra Cotta and Terra Cotta; how's that for confusing?).

Mark your calendars now.

The time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., 620 Dakota Street, Crystal Lake

The topic? Legislative Advocacy

The speaker? Dawn Melchiorre, Senior Policy Director, Voices 4 Kids Illinois
Don’t miss this opportunity to get involved!!(Childcare and a light dinner is provided) The program is free, but reservations are recommended. For more information, to reserve a place or to indicate a need for childcare, please contact Mary at 815-566-0710 ( or Michelle at 815-566-0709 (

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