CEO Blog: Advocacy
As Congress takes action to ease air traffic delays due to the sequester federal spending cuts that took place in March, these budget cuts will add up to much more than air travel delays for millions of people.
The Alliance for Children and Families and its sister organization, United Neighborhood Centers of America, are partnering with the National Council on Nonprofits to gather authentic information and details on cuts to social services. Please use this online form to help us collect information and data. … more
As was expected, political leaders in Washington, D.C. are involved in a fight to negotiate tax reform and deficit reduction, and hopefully avoid the fiscal cliff (read more about the fiscal cliff in the public policy office blog post). Yet, even while competing plans fly back and forth, it is incumbent upon us as a network of organizations to get engaged. … more
As the frenzied election season continues to gain steam throughout the spring and summer, it is essential that we, as a network, ask all candidates—national, state, and local—to respond to questions that matter to the communities we serve.
We have an obligation to educate candidates about the issues important to our communities and make sure they understand who we are. Imagine if candidates viewed our network not as 500 organizations serving vulnerable children and families, but 500 organizations serving millions of voters. … more
The Alliance is proud to be a part of an exciting new effort by several members of Congress to shape a long term legislative strategy to address the needs of children and youth in foster care.
Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.), Rep. Tom Marino (R-Penn.), Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-Minn.), and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-Wash.) have formed the Congressional Foster Youth Caucus. On Tuesday, Feb. 28 the caucus kicked off a national listening tour with a day of events on Capitol Hill. The Alliance is an official partner for the listening tour. … more
About the Author
Susan Dreyfus is president and CEO of the Alliance and its parent holding company, Families International. In her capacity as president and CEO of Families International, she is CEO of United Neighborhood Centers of America and Ways to Work. Immediately preceding this role, she was secretary of the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services. She also previously was senior vice president and COO of the Alliance and Families International.