The Georgia Chamber of Commerce Annual Eggs and Issues breakfast on Tuesday turned out 2700 chamber members and supporters.  I was there.  I’m a Chamber member.  Do all Chamber members agree on every business issue?  No.  But is there power in the Chamber bringing 2700 people together in front of the governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker and many legislators?  Does it say that the business community will turn out when they care about an issue?  Yes!

When was the last time 2700 child advocates assembled in one place?  What would it say to our policymakers if we did? 

 Let’s make this the year that we really show up for kids.  If you can’t make it to the Capitol or to Voices’ Children’s Policy Watch at the Capitol on Feb. 23, or to another legislative event, at least turn out on the phone or by email to contact your legislator.  And how about joining this blog?  Let us know you’re there and you care.

 For starters, tell us the two biggest children’s issues on your mind.  Say it in ten words or less.  Our own legislative agenda will be posted next week.  It supports Voices’ five objectives to improve children’s outcomes by 2015.  But we want to know what’s on your priority list for kids and hope to get your comments.