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Celebrate Dr. Seuss’ Birthday on March 1

This Friday, educators and policymakers will be donning their Cat-in-the-Hat hats and reading to children in honor of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss' birthday. Help us leverage this literary celebration by sending an oped on early grade reading to your local newspapers.

Speak Out for Kids in the Federal Budget

In the coming weeks, Congress must make several critical budgetary decisions. Join us in speaking out about prioritizing children and youth in the budget. Send in your stories and budget priorities to the Senate Budget Committee's new MyBudget tool, an effort to engage members of the public in the federal budget process.

This Valentine’s Day, Support our Children and Youth

This Valentine's Day, our nation’s vulnerable children need your love and support. Unless Congress acts before March 1, an across-the-board spending cut to many programs supporting children and their families will go into effect. Join the “Show Kids the Love” campaign and send a Valentine’s e-card to your member of Congress today.

Top 6 Advocacy Accomplishments of the Past Year

As we set goals for the New Year, we want to take the time to appreciate and celebrate the successes of the past year. Thanks to your support, United Way is making a real impact on the issues we all care about: education, income and health. Check out some highlights of what United Way achieved in 2012. Join us in 2013.

We Need YOUth: Children’s Inaugural Address Video Project

This January, President Obama will deliver his inaugural address, setting the tone and the agenda for the coming term. More than one-third of the U.S. population is under age 24; that's a lot of ideas and perspectives that should not be ignored in Washington, DC. That's why with your help, several national organizations are creating a Children’s Inaugural Address video to give voice to young people’s priorities and ideas.

Give the ‘Gift of Giving’

Tis the season for giving and donating to your favorite charity's end-of-the year holiday drive. This is a time of year to appreciate our nation's rich history and tradition of charitable giving. Unfortunately, the tax policies that encourage individuals to give are at risk. We need your urgent help to tell Congress about how current tax laws on charitable giving help individuals and families in our communities.

Join the #KidsWin Rally and Help Reengage Disconnected Youth

As the school year begins, we are reminded of the millions of young people who will not head back to the classroom this fall. There are an estimated 6.7 million youth between ages 16 to 24 that are disconnected from both school and work - of which 3.4 million are defined as being “chronic” having no attachment to school or the labor market since the age of 16.