Stand Up for Children

Jerry Brookhart spoke at a ‘Stand Up for Children’ Rally on Thursday, June 18, 2009 on the steps of the Peoria Court House. The rally was intended to raise public awareness about the possible budget cuts in the State of Illinois and the how they may impact our community and local economy. Participants showed up to support funding for the Early Childhood Block Grant through the State Board of Education, support funding Department of Human Services programs including home visiting, childcare reimbursement, and children’s mental health services and support reform to the Illinois revenue system so that we can collect enough funding to adequately support early childhood programs.

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