IKP launches national campaign calling on elected officials to step up and fix our nation’s very broken foster care system.
Our children are dying. Yours. Mine. Ours. This week, a letter penned by child welfare expert Holly Schlaack is being mailed to 600+ elected officials, including President Barack Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, all of Congress, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Matthews Burwell, all state governors, and all 2016 presidential candidates. In addition, individuals across the country will be encouraged to “sign” the letter at InvisibleKids.org as a way to convince elected officials that we as a nation demand better protection for the 400,000 abused and neglected children in our child welfare system. According to Holly Schlaack, Executive Director of the Cincinnati-based Invisible Kids Project, “The ‘Step Up and Fix This’ campaign is designed to grab the attention of elected officials, create awareness that our country’s foster care system is failing miserably, and connect people to form a united voice so powerful our government [...]