On May 7, 2008 hundreds of grandparents and other relatives raising children will gather at the U.S. Capitol to highlight their important role in raising children and the help they need from family, friends, their communities, states, national organizations and agencies and elected officials. This is the third annual such gathering sponsored by AARP, Child Welfare League of America, Generations United, Grandfamilies of America, National Committe of Grandparent's for Children's Rights, and Children's Defense Fund (CDF). Many activities planned. Check the CDF website news items and click on Grandrally information (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Plan for this unifying event - get a room soon before they all fill up. Just think, Spring in Washington DC, a great time to contact legislators and join fellow travellers down the same kinship role.
Maybe we will see you there.