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Parents, Children and Staff Provide Support of the Stroll-In Event

Janice Barnet, Early Head Start Manager, speaks with Richie Parsons, District Director, for Congressman David McKinley, 1st District of WV

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Informational Stroll-In Organized

Head Start Stroll-In at Representative David McKinley’s (R, WV 01) Office

(Wheeling, WV) - Head Start families and supporters mobilized on February 23, 2011 to save funding for critical education, health and support service programs!

The future of more than 218,000 children hangs in the balance as the largest budget cuts (22.4%) in Head Start's history are being debated by members of Congress. This week, those same elected officials have left the nation’s capital and returned to their Districts to reconnect with local constituents. 

The Northern Panhandle Head Start Inc. program organized an educational stroll-in at Congressman David McKinley’s office to protect the more than 426 children within the 1st Congressional District of WV who will no longer have access to comprehensive Head Start services and the 161 Head Start staff who stand to lose their jobs based on budget cuts. The outlook for the entire state of WV in loss of children served by Head Start is 2,173 and 635 staff. Head Start families, staff and supporters gathered at Congressman McKinley’s office and spoke with Richie Parsons, District Director, to inform him of the devastating toll budget cuts will have on communities across West Virginia.

 

Visit the National Head Start Association for more facts and learn how you can further support continued funding for Head Start!

www.nhsa.org/cutting_head_start__get_the_facts

For more information about how you can become involved, please contact Marlene Midget, Executive Director, 304.233.3290 or via email.

 

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