News Flash!

On Air Radio Interview
Melissa Harrison
KRLD Dallas/Ft. Worth - 06/08/18
(MP3 Audio)

In the Newspaper
The Voice - 06/07/18

2018 news release(s):
(More coming soon!)
New!! Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/11/18
New!! America Prepares for “Children’s Day” Coming Next Sunday - 06/01/18

2018 proclamation(s):
NEW!! Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2018 Proclamation
NEW!! Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2018 Proclamation
NEW!! Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's 2018 Proclamation
Hot NEW!! Yorkville Mayor Gary Golinski's 2018 Proclamation

From National Foundation for Women Legislators - June 10
Help NFWL Raise Awareness of Human Trafficking on National Children's Day.

From Washington Post - Esther J. Cepeda
When will America stop hurting children? - May 30, 2018

From Mother Nature Network - 04/27/17
Why doesn't the U.S. have a Children's Day?

Little Rock, AR... Coming June 9-11
Am I My Brother’s Keeper? Community Basketball Tournament

View 2017 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for “Children’s Day” Coming Next Sunday - 06/02/17
Every day is not “Children’s Day” - 05/11/17

2017 proclamation(s):
Aurora Mayor Richard Irvin's 2017 Proclamation
Batavia Mayor Jeff Schielke's 2017 Proclamation
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2017 Proclamation

2016 proclamation(s):
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2016 Proclamation
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

2016 news release(s):
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/08/16
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 05/04/16

Reminder: Alaska sets date into law... 2015 Press Release
Note...Illinois (2010) and Massachusetts have statues for the day.

(06/02/15) from the Los Angeles Times: In Theory: What do you think of National Children’s Day?

Alaska to establish Children’s Day
(04/22/15) Legislature Makes Second Sunday in June Children’s Day in Alaska

View 2015 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner's 2015 Proclamation (Sorry for the delay... coming soon!)
New!! Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

View 2015 legislation:
New!! Alaska legislation setting Children’s Day as Second Sunday in June

2015 news release(s):
Nation Prepares for Children’s Day on Sunday - 06/11/15
Churches and Denominations Support Children’s Day - 06/04/15
With Mother’s Day now past… Why not Children’s Day - 05/18/15
With Mother’s Day a few days away… Why not Children’s Day - 04/20/15

View 2014 proclamations:
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn again proclaims June 8 Children’s Day
as does
Mayor Tom Weisner of Aurora, Illinois &
Mayor Jeff Schielke of Batavia, Illinois

Quincy (Mass.) 6-year-old helps make Sunday a local holiday for kids - The Patriot Ledger
Children's Day in Jay June 7 - GreatLakeNews.com

The Children’s Day Triathlon - Bethseda, Maryland

5 Ways to Empower the Next Generation of Leaders - Helen Keller International

National Children’s Day: Sentimental & silly quotes about children - examiner.com


Fun!

Huntington, WV Celebrate Children’s Day at Ritter Park (2013 Photo Gallery)

Letters to the Editor
& more

(06/06/14) - Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Caring for our kids
(06/07/14) - The Advocate Celebrate Children’s Day
(06/09/13) - examiner.com Happy Children’s Day: Celebrating America's most precious resource
(06/05/13) - Herald News Children’s Day meant to be celebrated
(06/02/13) - Feliciana Explorer Celebrate Children’s Day Sunday, June 9
(05/29/12) - Chicago Sun-Times: Churches could help expand preschool education

More!

Commentary from Rev. Dr. Lillian Capehart: Pray for our children

Now on Facebook… be a fan! Facebook page.

Here are 10 Ideas for America’s Churches on “Children’s Day”

Puzzle & Bumper Stickers:

Some Endorsements:

 

Children's Day logo

Contacts for State Governors…

(As of Thursday, May 10, 2018)
Proclamation requests should be made to governor’s office at least 3-4 weeks before Children's Day.

Alabama - Governor Kay Ivey

https://contact.governor.alabama.gov/contact_procs.aspx

Alaska - Governor Bill Walker

http://aws.state.ak.us/CrmForms/Home/WebRequest

Arkansas - Governor Asa Hutchinson

http://governor.arkansas.gov/proclamation-request-form

Arizona - Governor Doug Ducey

http://azgovernor.gov/governor/proclamations

California - Governor Jerry Brown

https://govapps.gov.ca.gov/gov39mail/index.php?h=1

Colorado - Governor John Hickenlooper

http://www.colorado.gov/govhdir/requests/proclamation.html

Connecticut - Governor Dannel P. Malloy

http://portal.ct.gov/Office-of-the-Governor/Contact-Governor-Malloy/Request-a-Proclamation

Delaware - Governor John Carney

http://governor.delaware.gov/request-proclamation-tribute/

Florida - Governor Rick Scott

http://www.flgov.com/proclamations

Georgia - Governor Nathan Deal

https://gov.georgia.gov/webform/submit-proclamation-request

Hawaii - Governor David Y. Ige

http://governor.hawaii.gov/contact-us/request-a-proclamation/

Idaho - Governor C.L. “Butch” Otter

http://gov.idaho.gov/mediacenter/proc/NEW%20Proclamation%20Request%20Form%20as%20of%202011.pdf

Illinois - Governor Bruce Rauner

http://www.illinois.gov/gov/contactus/Pages/Proclamation.aspx

Indiana - Governor Eric J. Holcomb

http://www.in.gov/gov/2916.htmm

Iowa - Governor Kim Reynolds

https://governor.iowa.gov/constituent-services/proclamation-request

Kansas - Governor Jeff Colyer, M.D

https://governor.kansas.gov/serving-kansans/constituent-services/proclamation-guidelines/

Kentucky - Governor Matt Bevin

http://governor.ky.gov/services/proclamations-acclamations/

Louisiana - Governor John Bel Edwards

http://gov.louisiana.gov/index.cfm/form/home/13

Maine - Governor Paul LePage

http://www.maine.gov/governor/lepage/citizen_services/request_proclamation.shtml

Maryland - Governor Lawrence J. Hogan, Jr.

http://governor.maryland.gov/mail/citations.asp

Massachusetts - Governor Charlie Baker

https://www.mass.gov/how-to/request-a-proclamation-from-governor-baker

Michigan - Governor Rick Snyder

http://www.michigan.gov/snyder/0,4668,7-277-57577_59874---,00.html

Minnesota - Governor Mark Dayton

http://mn.gov/governor/resources/proclamations/

Mississippi - Governor Phil Bryant

http://www.governorbryant.ms.gov/Pages/Contact.aspx

Missouri - Governor Eric R. Greitens

https://governor.mo.gov/get-involved/request-proclamation-governor-eric-r-greitens

Montana - Governor Steve Bullock

http://governor.mt.gov/Home/Contact

Nebraska - Governor Pete Ricketts

https://governor.nebraska.gov/proclamation-request

Neveda - Governor Brian Sandoval

http://gov.nv.gov/contact/proclamation/

New Hampshire - Governor Chris Sununu

https://www.governor.nh.gov/contact/index.htm

New Jersey - Governor Phil Murphy

http://www.state.nj.us/governor/contact/

New Mexico - Governor Susana Martinez

http://www.governor.state.nm.us/Proclamations_1.aspx

New York - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo

http://www.governor.ny.gov/contact

North Carolina - Governor Roy Cooper

https://governor.nc.gov/request-proclamation-letter-or-awardon

North Dakota - Governor Doug Burgum

http://www.governor.nd.gov/contact-us

Ohio - Governor John R. Kasich

http://governor.ohio.gov/Contact/ContacttheGovernor.aspx

Oklahoma - Govnernor Mary Fallin

https://www.ok.gov/triton/modules/formbuilder/form.php?form_id=06f2c591e968592fd1c77e83874080933b60eb19edcdc602986eae9c12d826cb

Oregon - Governor Kate Brown

http://www.oregon.gov/gov/Pages/Proclamation-Request-Guidelines.aspx

Pennsylvania - Governor Tom Wolf

http://www.governor.pa.gov/contact/Pages/contact.aspx#.VRCQAPnF-ro

Rhode Island - Governor Gina M. Raimondo

http://www.governor.ri.gov/contact/

South Carolina - Governor Henry McMaster

http://governor.sc.gov/ExecutiveBranch/Pages/Proclamations.aspx

South Dakota - Governor Dennis Daugaard

http://sd.gov/governor/contact/default.aspx

Tennessee - Governor Bill Haslam

https://www.tn.gov/governor/contact-us/proclamation-request.html

Texas - Governor Greg Abbott

http://www.governor.state.tx.us/contact/

Utah - Governor Gary R. Herbert

http://www.utah.gov/governor/declarations/

Vermont - Governor Phil Scott

http://governor.vermont.gov/proclamation-request

Virginia - Governor Ralph S. Northam

https://governor.virginia.gov/constituent-services/request-a-proclamation/

Washington - Governor Jay Inslee

http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/requests-invites/request-proclamation-greeting-or-ceremonial-letter

West Virginia - Governor Jim Justice

http://www.governor.wv.gov/Pages/request_proclamation.aspx

Wisconsin - Governor Scott Walker

https://walker.wi.gov/request-document

Wyoming - Governor Matt Mead

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0BwJ9TTkaa31LZ1MxU1NSR29UOFk/view

*Commonwealth of Puerto Rico (Estado Libre Asociado de Puerto Rico) - Governor (El Gobernador) Ricardo Rosselló Nevares

https://estado.pr.gov/en/proclamations/


Feature: Children’s Day song

Mr. Dan developed a national Children’s Day song that was released in 2006 and was revised in 2011.
Hear Mr. Dan’s “I Love Being A Kid.” Visit Mr. Dan at http://www.howareyoumrdan.com/.

FarCry - Mollio