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November 2018


This Nov 6th, Get Out the Vote!
Next Tuesday is Election Day. We know you're voting, but can you please remind your family, friends and neighbors to vote too?

Want to do more? Consider volunteering on November 6th:

  • The national organization When We All Vote needs volunteers to text registered voters they know to remind them to vote on Election Day. Learn more here.
  • The NJ Institute for Social Justice is seeking volunteers to assist voters and monitor for irregularities at the polls. Click here to read more.

Need more info for Election Day? Visit the NJ League of Women Voters' website. 

ACNJ is Celebrating 40 Years of Big Wins for Kids on Dec 5th!
Join us as we reflect on our most recent victories and the progress made for children over the past four decades. ACNJ’s achievements are only possible through the generous support of advocates like you and our many partners. Click here to reserve your ticket today and learn about sponsorship opportunities.

The Future Begins with Babies - Update

Meet Monique, ACNJ's Featured Advocate
You may remember Monique Baptiste as one of the speakers from this year's Strolling Thunder New Jersey event - ACNJ's first rally for babies. Recently, she testified before the New Jersey Assembly Committee on Women and Children to share her child care story. Read more. 

Halloween is Over, But Families are Still Haunted by the High Cost of Child Care
If your infant (0-18 months) is in a child care center FULL-TIME and you don’t receive financial support, please take this survey. Help ACNJ get a snapshot of the high cost of child care.

Help Us #CountAllKids in the 2020 Census
The 2020 U.S. Census could miss up to 2 million children under age 5, according to researchers and past census results.  When children go uncounted, their communities are at risk of getting less federal funding for schools, hospitals, libraries and other resources.
Watch the video on why counting all kids matters


Kids Count Coordinator Alana Vega: How Communities Can Ensure They #CountAllKids in 2020
The City of Paterson is already working to ensure everyone is counted in the 2020 Census, with the creation of their own complete count committee this past summer. Read Alana's blog on how organizations and municipalities can start right now to prepare for the 2020 Census.

Vice President Mary Coogan: Progress Made by New Jersey’s Juvenile Justice System Gives Me Hope
While much progress has been made in the New Jersey juvenile justice system, there is still more to be done. Read Mary's blog.

President/CEO Cecilia Zalkind: What a Fantastic Week for Babies!
ACNJ helped make big waves for New Jersey babies this October, starting with the state's announcement of $38 million in funding for child care. Read Ceil's blog recapping ACNJ efforts on behalf of the state's youngest residents.

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