What is iCAN?
iCAN is the Interfaith Children's Advocacy Network of the Joint Religious Legislative Coalition. iCAN organizes people of faith in Minnesota to advance socially just legislation in the areas of children's health care, child care and early education, and a healthy home environment.
iCAN's mission is to be a passionate, faith-based voice for children, particularly those experiencing poverty and violence. iCAN:
- partners with other research and advocacy groups to influence Minnesota legislators to create policies that benefit young children and reduce the damaging impact of child poverty
- supports legislation that gives poor families access to quality childcare, health care, and early education programs that prepare children for future academic success
- organizes and trains children's advocates from Minnesota's faith communities to do legislative advocacy, and provides them with supportive resources and information through our website, newsletters, Wednesdays4Kids e-alerts, and other materials
Our advocates know:
iCAN...practice what I've learned about justice in my mosque, church, synagogue, or temple. iCAN...influence my legislators to create policies that benefit children and families. iCAN...raise my congregation's awareness of children's needs.
To learn more about iCAN and its resources, explore the website or click on the appropriate links.
"Let us put our heads together and see what kind of life we can make for our children."
--Chief Sitting Bull, Lakota
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