May 31st is Campaign for Children Call In Day - Tell City Leaders to Save Child Care and After-School Programs

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The Mayor's proposed budget cuts will eliminate child care and after-school programs for more than 47,000 children. On Thursday, May 31st, YOU can help by calling city leaders and telling them to save these vital programs. Here's how:

What You Can Do

On Thursday, May 31st between 9am and 6pm, call (888) 279-3491 and use the following script as a guide (please be polite):

Hi, my name's ________. I'm calling to urge you to save child care and after-school programs. Unless these budgets cuts are stopped, more than 47,000 NYC children are at risk of losing the educational opportunities that pave the way for success. Families that rely on subsidized child care and after-school work hard and play by the rules. Without these programs, many working parents will be unable to keep their jobs and provide for their families, or will be forced to make potentially unsafe arrangements for their children. It is morally wrong to balance the city budget on the backs of children and hard-working families.  We’re counting on YOU to restore the funding to save child care and after-school programs. Thank you.

The phone number listed above will connect you directly to city leaders in charge of the budet. If no one answers, leave a voice mail.

Spanish Instructions:

Llame al (888)-279-3491 para informales a nuestros líderes municipales que el cuidado infantil y los programas después de la escuela deben ser protegidos!

Use este guía para su llamada (por favor sea cortés):
Hola, me llamo ________. Le llamo para pedirle que proteja los programas de cuidado infantil y después de la escuela. Con los recortes presupuestarios más recientes, más de 47,000 niños de la ciudad de Nueva York están en riesgo de perder las oportunidades educativas que los ayudara obtener el éxito. Las familias, que dependen del cuidado infantil y de los programas después de la escuela, son trabajadoras y respetan las reglas de esta ciudad. Sin estos programas, muchas familias no podrán conservar sus trabajos y mantener sus hogares, o se verán obligados a hacer planes que posiblemente sean inseguros para sus hijos. Es moralmente indebido balancear el presupuesto municipal a cuestas de los niños y las familias trabajadoras. Estamos contando con USTED para restaurar los fondos de los programas de cuidado infantil y los programas después del día escolar. Gracias.

Las llamadas al número telefónico mencionado anteriormente serán automáticamente conectadas a uno de los líderes municipales a cargo del presupuesto de la cuidad. Si nadie contesta, por favor de dejar un mensaje de voz.  A pesar del mensaje que reciba de la oficina, por favor tenga la seguridad de que estas son las personas claves en tomar decisiones presupuestarias.

For complete instructions, download the following flyers:

Download Call In Day Flyer (English)

Download Call In Day Flyer (Spanish)

Other Ways You Can Take Action

Send an EMAIL to the Mayor and other elected officials by clicking here or visiting and clicking the TAKE ACTION button on the right.


You or your child can write a LETTER to the Mayor – telling him why child care and after-school are so important to you and your family – Address letters to:

Mayor Michael Bloomberg
City Hall
New York, NY 10007

*For more information visit: Facebook: Campaign for Children // Twitter: @ChildrenNYC #Campaign4Children

Encourage Others to Write on Social Media

TWEET: I sent a letter to @MikeBloomberg to say, save our child care and after-school! Send yours: #Campaign4Children

FACEBOOK: I sent a letter to Mayor Bloomberg to say, save our child care and after-school! You can, too. Follow the link to TAKE ACTION with Campaign for Children.

Latest News

From The Children's Aid Blog:

Hundreds Rally in the Bronx to Save After-School and Child Care Programs

From the New York Daily News:

On Wednesday, April 18th, councilwoman Annabel Palma (D-Bronx) met with advocates and parents at The Children's Aid Society's Bronx Family Center to discuss Mayor Bloomberg's proposed cuts to childcare services. Read the complete recap at the link below:

Concerned Bronx pols and advocates visit borough childcare center, one of several threatened by city cuts

Richard Buery Addresses Proposed Cuts on 1010Wins

Click the play button below to listen to Richard Buery, Children's Aid President and CEO, discuss the potentailly devastating impact of the Mayor's proposed cuts to childcare and after-school programs.

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