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what matters most


“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” —Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

[peace on earth, good will towards children]

Sometimes the holidays add chaos to our lives. Sometimes the holidays can help refocus us on the things that matter most.

As Congress continues to delay the reauthorization of both the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) and the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs, we can only imagine that the halls of power in Washington, D.C. need a little help refocusing on what matters.

Please join us in calling your members of Congress (House: 202-224-3121, Senate: 202-224-3121) with a simple message:

It is past time to act on the Children’s Health Insurance Program and MIECHV funding for home visiting. Both have bipartisan support. And both have a dramatic impact on the lives of children across Massachusetts and across the nation.

Learn more from the Home Visiting Coalition.

In the chaos and turmoil of the moment, let's not lose sight of the things that matter most. We wish each of you — and all our children — a safe, healthy, and happy holiday season.