On May 21st, over 100 babies with their families along with many advocates joined ACNJ in Trenton for a stroll in front of the State House Annex to tell Governor Murphy and the Legislature that we want them to make babies a higher state priority! Parents, clergy, advocates and lawmakers spoke about what babies need to grow and thrive such as affordable quality child care, more generous paid family leave and healthcare services.
This is just the beginning of more to come. The rally is part of a campaign that will continue to remind our lawmakers to #ThinkBabies when making decisions. Read news release.
Thanks to the many families, partners and volunteers who helped make this day a success!
Check out the great video coverage:
NJTV featured great sound bites from Children’s Futures, CITE (Coalition of Infant/Toddler Educators), Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez and of course ACNJ’s Cecilia Zalkind! View video.
NJ.com captured the stroll of babies and families to the governor’s office with ACNJ’s Peter Chen and Cynthia Rice leading the chants. View video.
Stay tuned for more.