On February 12, 2009, one hundred and fifty families from 12 states traveled to Washington DC as part of the Equal Voice for America’s Families campaign to hand-deliver the National Family Platform directly to the offices of their Representatives.
The platform identifies key issues affecting families and makes policy recommendations to rebuild the safety net for low income Americans. It is based on the recommendations of families who gathered over an 18-month process that included 65 town hall meetings. Last September, more than 14,000 people simultaneously convened in Birmingham, Chicago and Los Angeles to ratify the platform.
The Equal Voice campaign is sponsored by the Marguerite Casey Foundation in collaboration with grantee partners all over the country.