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October 01, 2007

Children's Campaign Fund - A PAC for Children's Issues

We have a PAC in this state dedicated to supporting those legislators who fight for children.  The Children's Campaign Fund was  founded in 1990 to support legislators who support children.  They raise money and donate to an increasing number of legislators, both Democratic and Republican who vote to provide good health coverage for children, improved services for children and families on welfare and other measures that focus on the well-being of all our children.  Rodney_tom_at_charity_fundraiser_2 The PAC provided $50,000 to legislators in the 2006 election.

I attended a fundraiser for the CCF last week at the home of State Senator Rodney Tom and his wife Deborah.  I was very impressed with that this group exists and with the impact they have had focusing attention on children's needs. 

Mary_helen_roberts_2 In addition to Tom, other state legislators present included Rep. Ruth Kagi from the 32nd, previously the co-chair of CCF; Rep. Mary Helen Roberts of the 21st, another previous chair of the CCF; and Representatives Mary Lou Dickerson of the 36th, Larry Springer of the 45th, Roger Goodman of the 45th, and Judy Clibborn of the 41st.  Alec Fisken, Port Commission, was also at the fundraiser.  Photos are of Rodney Tom and Mary Helen Roberts. 

Posted by Lynn Allen on October 1, 2007 at 10:30 AM in Policy | Permalink

Comments

While we are talking about children, I found it ironic that the same day that Bush vetoed the S-CHIP legislation that would provide health care insurance for poor children, one of his daughters was on morning TV shows hyping her new book. She looked very healthy, perhaps the beneficiary of the health care that Bush receives as a Federal Employee. Another case in our American Society allowing the rich to get richer and the poor to get poorer. There are enough votes in the Senate to override the veto. Please contact the HOUSE OF RFEPRESENTATIVES to do the same
Jack Smith.

Posted by: Jack Smith | Oct 4, 2007 8:27:23 AM

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