On Wednesday, July 15, K-12 Children’s Defense Fund Freedom Schools® program scholars participated in the annual National Day of Social Action. They took to the streets and social media to show their community and the electorate the importance of listening to their voices and casting their votes. It’s now up to state legislators to take action—and deliver on the children’s demands for safe neighborhoods, more housing for the homeless, more accountability for police officers, smaller class sizes, and more as outlined in this video.
Our nation’s children cannot vote, but they have voices and the CDF Freedom Schools National Day of Social Action is the platform they used to raise those voices. As your programs come to a close and families prepare for an uncertain school year, we invite you to use this platform with the children, youth, and families you work with to host an email writing campaign to pressure elected officials to listen to the scholars’ voices and cast their votes—their futures are in our hands. Tell your elected officials that children and families need them to act now.
Send information about your participation in the National Day of Social Action below.