Congressional Baby Caucus: The Congressional Baby Caucus, co-chaired by Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Denny Rehberg (R-MT), was officially launched on July 14th with an inaugural briefing to salute military families with infants and very young children. More than 70 attendees, including Members of Congress, Hill staff, Administration representatives, military personnel, and advocates, listened as panelists discussed how research, practice, and the personal experiences of military families can inform public policy decisions. This was the first of several events and publications designed to educate Members of Congress and their constituents about the role of federal policy making in the world of babies.
The purpose of the Congressional Baby Caucus is to create a forum to highlight the policy issues that affect the lives of infants, toddlers, and their families and to educate Members of Congress, their staff, and their constituents about the role of federal policy making in the healthy development of very young children. The Baby Caucus will address issues such as early care and education, child welfare, the effects of deployment and stress on military families with infants and toddlers, nutrition and health care. Contact your local U.S.Representative this month and ask him/her to get involved with the Baby Caucus.
Here is the link to find your Representative: http://www.house.gov/ If you can’t meet personally, send an email or write a letter urging him/her to speak on behalf of the needs of infants and young children by joining the Congressional Baby Caucus.
Please let us know what you have done via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you in advance for all the work that you do on behalf of babies and their families!