2013 State Baby Facts and Rally4Babies: Get Your State’s Baby Facts into State Policymakers Hands

2013 State Baby Facts and Rally4Babies: Get Your State’s Baby Facts into State Policymakers Hands

This just in from Zero to Three’s Take Action! Be a BIG VOICE for Little Kids campaign:

Have you ever heard the expression “let the facts speak for themselves?” Well, when it comes to advocating on behalf of babies, toddlers, and their families, ZERO TO THREE has the facts you need to speak out.

ZERO TO THREE’s State Baby Facts are individual fact sheets for each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia, which present easy-to-use data about the status of infants and toddlers. The facts about young children in your state tell an important story that YOUR policymakers at every level of government need to hear as they make funding decisions about early childhood programs and services.

You can Rally4Babies by getting your state’s Baby Facts into the hands of your state’s policymakers! Important policy decisions are being made on Capitol Hill and the annual appropriations process is underway to determine the level of funding for early learning and child/family programs. However, your state’s Baby Facts are not just for Members of Congress– use them in your advocacy with state legislators and make sure they have all the facts.

Below is a list of the State Baby Facts bitly links by state, so you can send your state’s Baby Facts electronically.

Here’s what you can do:

1. Send an email to your Members of Congress and state legislators with a link to your state’s Baby Facts. The email template includes the link to the main Baby Facts web page, but you can insert the shortcut link for your state’s Baby Facts to personalize it to your state.

2. Tweet your state’s Baby Facts to your Members of Congress. (Click the links to find the Twitter handles for your U.S. Senators and US Representatives) We’ve provided a few sample tweets for you below, but feel free to create your own! Use the list of State Baby Facts’ bitly links by state to customize your tweets and other social media posts.

[Insert Twitter handles for your Members of Congress] Our nation prospers when babies & toddlers get a strong start. Get the #statebabyfacts for VA here: [bitly link]
[Insert Twitter handles for your Members of Congress] [%] of VA families w/ babies benefit from home visiting. Support MIECHV funding! #statebabyfacts: [bitly link].

List of State Baby Facts Bitly Links for Social Media (You’ll need to copy/paste the following into your tweets…I’m not technological enough to figure that out here!):

Alabama
http://bit.ly/19twz0N

Alaska
http://bit.ly/1hHT8hL

Arizona
http://bit.ly/18vu61s

Arkansas
http://bit.ly/1iH9KZK

California
http://bit.ly/16LtWlc

Colorado
http://bit.ly/14Md9mc

Connecticut
http://bit.ly/14cX173

Delaware
http://bit.ly/1fKbsV1

District of Columbia
http://bit.ly/16LuwQ5

Florida
http://bit.ly/Nxvrz2

Georgia
http://bit.ly/16c73bw

Hawaii
http://bit.ly/OEQ914

Idaho
http://bit.ly/1jc9d09

Illinois
http://bit.ly/15Frwli

Indiana
http://bit.ly/1j8ag5x

Iowa
http://bit.ly/1lTjpwf

Kansas
http://bit.ly/1hHZbCS

Kentucky
http://bit.ly/1pfsJdO

Louisiana
http://bit.ly/1eW5HUu

Maine
http://bit.ly/1iHcshI

Maryland
http://bit.ly/1lTk5Si

Massachusetts
http://bit.ly/1mjaUO1

Michigan
http://bit.ly/17v8WiB

Minnesota
http://bit.ly/19xUQ60

Mississippi
http://bit.ly/1gWBwx0

Missouri
http://bit.ly/1gL1O95

Montana
http://bit.ly/1oAo2Nx

Nebraska
http://bit.ly/16sBahC

Nevada
http://bit.ly/1oAodZa

New Hampshire
http://bit.ly/1gL2lHW

New Jersey
http://bit.ly/1fKeatA

New Mexico
http://bit.ly/1pfu7xf

New York
http://bit.ly/13FcD34

North Carolina
http://bit.ly/17v9xkx

North Dakota
http://bit.ly/1gWDoWk

Ohio
http://bit.ly/18zPLW4

Oklahoma
http://bit.ly/1pfuqYJ

Oregon
http://bit.ly/1g5aYh0

Pennsylvania
http://bit.ly/1cSpAPp

Rhode Island
http://bit.ly/1cSsXGc

South Carolina
http://bit.ly/1kMrEds

South Dakota
http://bit.ly/1dgeoOF

Tennessee
http://bit.ly/16sGYaP

Texas
http://bit.ly/14kew5q

Utah
http://bit.ly/1fKeGb4

Vermont
http://bit.ly/1j8djuv

Virginia
http://bit.ly/1d4jz3P

Washington
http://bit.ly/16sFXzI

West Virginia
http://bit.ly/1oAqCmu

Wisconsin
http://bit.ly/1gD5hCg

Wyoming
http://bit.ly/1pfvsUQ

 

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