Federal and state based organizations joined together to urge President Obama and Congressional leadership to remember the unique needs of children during efforts regarding national health reform.

The letter is signed by 572 groups, including First Focus, the American Academy of Pediatrics, Easter Seals, March of Dimes, YMCA of the USA, and Families USA. The letter was sent on February 6, 2009 to President Obama, as well as Congressional leadership and committee leaders with jurisdiction over healthcare.February 6, 2009: Letters to President Obama and Congressional Leadership