Engage with other parents by attending monthly meetings highlighting different policy topics that impact children and families.
Check out recordings of our past meetings below.
Parent Policy Discussions Coming Up
NJ FamilyCare is a federal and state-funded health insurance program created to help qualified New Jersey residents of any age access to affordable health insurance. Governor Murphy passed the Cover All Kids bill in March 2021 in order to ensure all children have access to healthcare.
The child tax credit has contributed to the decline in child poverty, yet many families are still not claiming it. New Jersey Policy Perspective senior policy analyst Peter Chen explains how the tax credit works, offers resources for federal and state 2022 filings, and provides feedback on tax credits and outreach to families.
Navigating the maternal experience can feel isolating. Melinated Moms founding president and CEO Jaye Wilson explores how maternal health awareness begins with each of us, and how it links to advocacy.
Decades of research have demonstrated that evidence-based, voluntary home visiting services, provided by well-trained professionals during pregnancy and throughout a child’s first few years, can help mitigate the effects of poverty and adverse early childhood experiences that can negatively impact lifelong health.
Sharing your story with decision-makers
Parents have testified before state legislators about parental leave, finding child care and the challenges of raising a baby in New Jersey.
Raise your voices for babies at Strolling Thunder NJ
At this annual event parents have an opportunity to tell decision makers to make babies a high priority.
Parent Leaders "In the News"Talking about their issues
With some support you can also amplify the issues that concern parents most.