(MA Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children) is asking you to contact your state senator and representative and
to ask her/him to allow Governor Patrick to exercise "expanded 9c authority." This would allow the Governor
to avoid cutting basic services to children and families any more than he has had to thus far. Instead, he would be
able to make cuts in other areas in the government for which he needs legislative approval. See the MAFAC Advocacy Page to find out who your reps are and how to reach them.
MA Mid-year State Budget
Cuts Include DEEC, DMH, TAFDC
10-30-09 Updated 11/2/09 Governor Deval Patrick announced, yesterday,
mid-year cuts to the state budget including, among others, cuts to the Department of Early Education and Care’s (EEC) FY10 budget. No cuts were made to the Elementary
and Secondary Education or Higher Ed budgets. Read more...
CDF Children's Health Stroller Brigade November 4th/6th-8th!
"On Wednesday, November 4th, the Children’s Defense
Fund is organizing a Champions for Children’s Health Stroller Brigadein the nation’s Capitol to send an urgent and clear message to our political leaders that real health reform for children
must be enacted this year. Children’s unmet health needs have been lost in the debate’s "big" issues.
Unless we act now, millions of children could be worse, rather than better off, as a result of pending health reform legislation"
November 6-8th there will be stroller brigades throughout the nation. Find one near you or start your
10-19-09 In a statement from the company, Plum Organics said that it "voluntarily recalled
a small portion of ... Apple & Carrot Baby Food in Portable Pouches after a routine test determined the formulation was incorrect."
National Observance of Children's Sabbaths This Weekend
10-16-09 The Children's Defense Fund welcomes you to "join thousands of churches, synagogues, mosques and temples
across the country in this celebration by holding special worship services, education programs, and advocacy activities to
engage people of faith in the lives of children and their families" during this weekend's National Observance of Children's Sabbath.
Children's and Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension Products - Recall
10/6/09--The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of Infants' Tylenol[Posted 09/25/2009]
The full list of recalled product lots can be accessed on the company’s
website at http://www.tylenolprofessional.com/assets/TYLENOL_Letter_091809.pdf. McNeil is advising parents and caregivers who have administered affected product to their child or infant and have concerns
to contact their healthcare providers. Parents and caregivers can find the lot numbers on the bottom of the box containing
the product and also on the sticker that surrounds the product bottle.