Letters and Correspondences
Joint Letter: A request for a Presidential Proclamation marking Children’s Week
First Focus on Children sent this letter signed by over 100 other organizations to President Biden requesting a Presidential Proclamation marking the second Sunday of June as Children’s Day and the subsequent week of June as Children’s Week; June 12-18 this year.
Excerpt from the letter:
The past two years of the pandemic deepened these challenges and have shown that children are one of the most vulnerable populations. Unfortunately, in politics, their needs have often been considered an afterthought or overlooked completely by even the most well-meaning elected officials. Even worse, children are frequently invoked as political pawns to generate support for policies that do not actually serve their needs, but rather seek to create more division. Children’s Week is a great opportunity to correct these narratives. Through conversations, events, and other actions, we hope to use Children’s Week to uplift the needs of children and promote a positive children’s agenda. A Presidential Proclamation will help signal to kids that the President of the United States sees them and is fighting to better their lives. It will also help send the message that the Biden-Harris Administration’s children’s agenda is one that seeks to acknowledge and serve the true needs of kids.