Children Need Real Health Care Reform Now!


November 01, 2009

CDF-Minnesota recently held a Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigade to allow citizens to voice concerns to Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken that children must be included in health reform.

Children’s health coverage must be affordable.
Benefits must be comprehensive.
The system must be simple and seamless.


Members of Congress will soon vote on a health care reform bill that may - or may not - ensure access to affordable and quality health care coverage for children.

On Wednesday, November 4, a Champions for Children’s Health Stroller Brigade strolled to the Capitol in Washington, D.C. to ensure that millions of uninsured and underinsured children are not left behind in health care reform.  They led the way for Stroller Brigades across the nation.

 

The Strollers Brigade in Minnesota

Advocates walk with strollers to promote health care for children.On November 6, a Champions for Children's Health Stroller Brigade was held where citizens voiced concerns to Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken that children must be included in health reform.

Rally/Action Center, Center for Families

Members from local clergy, local legislators and children spoke on making sure all children can access affordable health care easily.  An advocacy table was made available to send messages by cell phone, post cards and emails to Senators Klobachar and Franken.  Children sent their messages in art form at the activity table.

Forum and Youth Rally
Loft Coffee Shop, Minneapolis

Youth gathered to first hear a briefing on child health care reform, and then walked to Senator Klobuchar’s to speak out on behalf of the 85,000 uninsured children in Minnesota and the 9 million uninsured in the United States.

Senator Klobuchar and Senator Franken need to hear your voice for children’s health care! Contact CDF–MN staff below or learn more about how you can become an advocate for children.

For more information, contact:
Norma Bourland, Health Organizer 651-855-1186 or email
Nicole Hernandez, Program Associate 651-855-1174 or email