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From Our Friends at Ounce of Prevention Fund-Early Childhood Advocacy Day is April 17

Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (HMPRG)
March 21, 2012

From Our Friends at Ounce of Prevention Fund:

Please join us April 17 in Springfield for Early Childhood Advocacy Day. With budget cuts threatening early childhood programs throughout Illinois, your legislators need to hear from you now! This is your chance to speak up about the importance of early childhood investments. 

At this free event, you'll learn about current legislative and budget issues affecting early childhood programs, including Preschool for All, home visiting and child care. The Ounce will provide you with everything you need to speak to your legislators, including training, talking points and lunch.

Early Childhood Advocacy Day
April 17

10:30 am – 3 pm:  Activities in Springfield
New Location: The State House Inn
101 East Adams Street, Springfield
Register Today

Vote for Your Favorite T-shirt
If you have been to Advocacy Day before, you know we make a statement at the Capitol in our yellow t-shirts! This year, you can help pick the t-shirt design. Visit our Facebook page to vote on your favorite design.

Early Childhood Rockets
You and your children can send a message to legislators by decorating early childhood rockets, which illustrate that early learning is the launching pad that children need to succeed in life.

Transportation from Chicago is available to the first 60 registrants. Contact us if you have a large group that needs transportation from outside of Chicago. We may be able to provide assistance with transportation.

Contact us at if you have any questions. Registration closes April 12, so RSVP today. We hope to see you on April 17