A wonderful organization to support: http://www.stand.org/NETCOMMUNITY/Page.aspx?pid=226&srcid=183
"Stand for Children is a citizen voice for children. Our mission is to teach everyday people how to join together in an effective grassroots voice in order to win concrete, long-lasting improvements for children at both state and local levels.
Since 1999, Stand for Children members have won 92 state and local victories, achieving a number of important education reforms and leveraging more than $1.7 billion in public funding for programs that are improving the lives of more than 2.4 million children. Every dollar contributed to Stand for Children has delivered $115 in public funding for schools and other children's programs - a remarkable return on investment.
* Learn more about us, and visit our affiliates pages for Massachusetts, Oregon, Tennessee, and Washington.
* Visit Stand for Children Leadership Center to learn about the events, policy research, and leadership development offered by our sister organization.
* View indicators of education quality for Oregon, Massachusetts, Tennessee, and Washington.
Featured News - Annie E. Casey Foundation Profile
A longtime supporter, the Annie E. Casey Foundation profiles Stand on their website:
"While there are strong groups advocating on behalf of children at the national level, similar voices rarely can be found at the state and local level where key decisions...are made. As a consequence, the needs of children may receive short shrift in the competition for limited public dollars. Stand for Children was created to alter that equation by mobilizing and supporting citizens to press for action by their elected and appointed officials to assure 'every child a fair chance in life.'" "