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100Days/100Voices: What has changed for kids and families in the first 100 days?

To mark the first 100 days of the Obama Administration, the Annie E. Casey Foundation invited concerned citizens speak up and tell us – in 100 words or less, or with a video clip lasting no more than two minutes – After 100 days of the Obama Administration, are kids and families better off? Why or why not? What should be next on the agenda?

We're sharing selected photos, videos and emails collected through the campaign and promoting them throughout the Web. The campaign is designed as the start of a national conversation; we hope the discussion on progress made for kids and families will continue and remain part of the national agenda.

  • Submit your own 100 words and a photo or video.
  • Help us spread the word through YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.
  • See the terms of our campaign.
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Elizabeth Burke Bryant|Rhode Island KIDS COUNT

RI

Apr 30, 2009 | Share This

President Obama hit the ground running and has made enormous progress for children and youth by signing into law both the Children’s Health Insurance Act (CHIP) and the National Service Act. CHIP, with strong bipartisan support, will extend high quality health insurance coverage to 4 million more children and will ensure that they get the doctor check-ups and preventive health care they need to stay healthy. The National Service Act triples the number of young people who’ll have the opportunity to serve their country through community service programs like Amricorp. It is my hope that this rapid progress will continue as the President moves ahead with his education agenda, including early childhood.

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