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Establish a new National Commission on Children
  • Petitioned President of the United States

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Establish a new National Commission on Children

    1. Sponsored by

      Save the Children

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.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 10 months ago

      Children must have a safe future!

      "Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children"

      William Makepeace Thackeray

    • Robert D McGinnis HALEYVILLE, AL
      • about 1 year ago

      This is an issue that is very close to my heart. I served the public as a low income housing authority investigator for almost three years and know first hand that there are children that go ignored by the "so called government" that puts government programs in place and then doesn't follow up to see if they are the one's benefiting from them. From personal experience I know they usually don't. This includes children who receive child support but only get a fraction of what they deserve because of so called "government intervention programs" or irresponsible parenting. I'm very glad to sign this petition.

      • over 1 year ago

      Children understand what is happening around them. But they need our support to find a safe place to share their concerns and be respected.


    • Vivian Werner STAMFORD, CT
      • over 1 year ago

      Kids are the future of our country.

    • Melissa Kelley GOLDEN, CO
      • over 1 year ago

      Children are our most valuable asset - they are our future - they are our future workforce - our economic sustainability is dependent upon a strong, educated population.


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