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Every child deserves a happy and safe childhood. But for too many, including the 20 young lives lost in Newtown, CT, that isn’t a reality.

That’s why Save the Children is joining forces with our partners and people like you call on President Obama and Congress to establish a new National Commission on Children to ensure the safety and well-being of every child. We need your help to urge President Obama to speak to this critical issue in the upcoming State of the Union Address on February 12, 2013. Time is of the essence.

We are calling for a real commission, with a real mandate, and a real deadline for action. One that is driven by the needs of children, works to keep them safe, and that brings everyone to the table for this critically important conversation.

For nearly 100 years, Save the Children has worked to ensure the safety and well-being of children. But the challenges for this generation of America’s children—from a culture of violence to a poverty crisis that is affecting 16 million children—are unlike any we’ve seen before. America needs new ideas, and bold, well-thought-out approaches if we are going to rise to this challenge.

Take action today, join with us, and to call on President Obama and Congress to make this happen.

Our Partners
We are proud to partner with The Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Catholic Charities USA , Child Care Aware® of America , Children’s Health Fund, Every Child Matters, First Focus, Girls Inc., Harlem Children’s Zone, KaBOOM!, National Association of School Nurses and Share Our Strength to help keep America’s children safe.

America’s children need YOU! Together, we can protect them today and give them hope for tomorrow. Sign our petition NOW and then share it with your friends.

Letter to
U.S. House of Representatives
U.S. Senate
President of the United States
I support the call for a National Commission on Children’s Safety. Every child deserves a happy and safe childhood. But for too many, including the 20 young lives lost in Newtown, CT, that isn’t a reality.

For nearly 100 years, Save the Children has worked to ensure the safety and well-being of children around the world. But the challenges for this generation of America’s children—from a culture of violence to a poverty crisis that is affecting 16 million children—are unlike any we’ve seen before.

We cannot stand by and let violence, poverty and other threats become pervasive parts of childhood in America. We need everyone at the table for a national conversation to find bold, new ideas.

That’s why Save the Children is joining forces with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation, Catholic Charities USA , Child Care Aware® of America , Children’s Health Fund, Every Child Matters, First Focus, Girls Inc., Harlem Children’s Zone, KaBOOM!, National Association of School Nurses and Share Our Strength to call on President Obama and Congress to establish a new National Commission on Children to ensure the safety and well-being of every child.

On behalf of America’s children, we call on President Obama and Congress to establish a new National Commission on Children to:
1. Create a national policy on children;
2. Set goals for protecting children's well-being, including reducing poverty and violence; and
3. Monitor progress on stated goals.

Kids are growing up in a different world – it’s time for bold, new ideas. We can safeguard our children from violence at home and in school. We can ensure that all kids, especially those living in poverty, reach their full potential. We can do more.

If we can, we must.