NHSA’s Government Affairs Department, working on both the national and grassroots levels, is dedicated to addressing the issues that affect Head Start. We work to bring the voice of the Head Start community to legislators in support of low-income children and families and the Head Start staff who enrich their lives. Visit us here often to stay informed on the latest legislative issues confronting Head Start.
Contact your members of Congress on critical issues by visiting our dedicated advocacy Web site, www.supportheadstart.org.
Are you part of the Head Start community? Join the Dollar Per Child campaign: NHSA works hard to protect and improve Head Start, yet Federal restrictions limit the kinds of funds that can support this work. No dues from members of the Head Start community are used for legislative activities. Not a single dollar of federal funds is spent on our advocacy work. Voluntary contributions - a dollar at a time - are the sole source of our advocacy support. Find out how you can contribute to this effort through the Dollar Per Child Campaign.
NHSA is circulating a letter to Congress, signed by prominent business leaders,supporting the investment in Head Start as a smart way to ensure that businesses have a healthy educated workforce. Read the letter here. If you are a busenessperson and would like to sign the letter, please contact Emmalie Dropkin. If you know of a businessperson who might like to sign, please download the copy of the letter and ask him or her to contact Emmalie Dropkin.