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Kids Advocate for Health Care

Young people are using their artwork to pressure the new administration to pass a children’s health care bill. Nearly 400 students across the country submitted original artwork to the Health Rights Organizing Project, a coalition of community organizations advocating for health care reform. Sixty-one of these pieces — in the theme of promoting health care for all — are being displayed in the America’s Future starts with Healthy Children art exhibit in Washington, D.C.

The organization unveiled the art exhibit last Friday on Capitol Hill. A second unveiling ceremony takes place today at Union Station’s West Hall in Washington, D.C.

“The art exhibit is a chance to bring the public’s attention to health care reform. We need to re-authorize the State Children’s Health Insurance Program,” says Gerald Smith, co-committee chair for the Health Rights Organizing Project’s SCHIP campaign. “It’s not really health care reform, it’s re-authorizing a successful program and putting a down-payment on comprehensive health care reform to ensure everyone in the country has health care, including all children.”

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