Have your voice heard! Fill out the form below to send an email to your legislators, urging them to support the continued well-being of foster families across the Commonwealth.
We asked you what you needed to support the DCF involved kids in your home during this difficult time, and you answered in record numbers. Your input was provided to DCF and the Governor and they took action to help by:
Looking at the year ahead, the pandemic will continue to take a toll on our communities. The fiscal impact has been enormous, and the outlook for the FY21 budget is grim. At the same time, the need to ensure that there are enough safe, and loving foster, kinship, adoptive, and guardianship (FKAG) homes that are well supported to provide for the physical, emotional, educational, and social needs of kids who cannot safely live at home has never been greater.
Policy decisions regarding returning to work, access to child care and the reopening of schools are ongoing and, in the coming weeks and months, the Governor and the Legislature will make important decisions about the state budget. Your voice is vital to informing those decisions.
Take a few minutes to tell your representative a bit about your family and tell them how the following priorities will enable you and other foster families to continue providing care to children in need.
TIPS FOR CONTACTING LEGISLATORS
The best advocacy tool is your voices
Your legislators want to hear from you about how you are doing, what you need, and how they can help your family thrive.
To make this an easy process, we have drafted an email for you to send to your legislators in about 2 minutes by inputting your contact information and clicking send. With a few minutes more you make an even stronger connection by personalizing the email.
Below are a list of details to consider including:
Together, we can ensure that the Commonwealth's most vulnerable children are well cared for, now, and beyond this pandemic.
Thank you for your interest in this issue and MAFF's efforts. While this particular initiative doesn't target leaders representing your district, there are many other ways you can support us!
For example, tell your community why you support MAFF by sending an email with a link to send a message themselves share the action page on social media.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for your support!
To make an even bigger impact, spread the word! Tell your community why you support foster, kinship, and adoptive families and the work of MAFF by sending an email with a link to this action alert, or by sharing it on social media.