The Strong Start for Children Campaign is teaming up with MomsRising to play a giant game of early learning themed Chutes and Ladders on the grounds of the U.S. Capitol on Sept. 18. If Senators receive personal invites from people like you, they're more likely to join us. Our goal is to have at least 10 U.S. Senators play the game with us — and we can only reach this goal with your help.
How will playing a giant board game at the Capitol help get us closer to high-quality early learning? This isn’t your ordinary game. It’s a super-sized conversation starter about the importance of high-quality early learning. We'll make sure every Senate office also receives our collection of stories about the importance of high-quality early learning.
Take a moment to ask your Senators to play the game and see how much early learning moves our children — and our country — forward!
Dear [Decision Maker],
As your constituent, I'd like to formally invite you to an event in support of high-quality early learning.
On Sept. 18 at 10:30 a.m., early learning advocates will be playing a giant board game right on the grounds of the Capitol. The purpose of the game is to highlight the many ways high-quality early learning -- home visiting, child care and preschool -- move children and our economy forward. You have the ability to shine a light on an issue that makes a big difference to the children and families in your state. I hope you will consider raising the profile of high-quality early learning on September. 18. The details about the event are below. If you have any questions, please contact Melanie Ross Levin at the National Women's Law Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here the details:What: The Strong Start for Children Campaign and MomsRising are bringing moms, children and legislators together to play a life-size version of Chutes & Ladders on Sept. 18 for a national press event for early learning. The board features statistics illustrating the importance of and need for high-quality, affordable early learning programs. The ladders in the game show statistics on how quality early learning and preschool help kids move forward in life with success. The chutes demonstrate how children fall behind if they lack proper support before kindergarten. Where: U.S. Capitol Grounds, North East side of the Capitol building (number 9 on this map http://www.uscapitolpolice.gov/special_events/map.pdf). Why: To highlight the many ways high-quality child care and preschool move children and our economy forward. We want everyone to know that giving kids a good start in life is not a game.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]