Join us for Strolling Thunder NC!

The North Carolina Early Education Coalition is bringing together babies, parents, and other early childhood advocates from across the state to call attention to what babies and families in North Carolina need to thrive. Giving all babies a strong start in life yields significant returns in the long run through more years of education, more employment, and better health as an adult. We’re heading to Raleigh on June 7th to tell policymakers to Think BabiesTM—for stronger families, vibrant communities, and a prosperous country and future.

No experience necessary! You’ll bring your baby, your stroller, and your story, and we will help with the rest. All early childhood advocates are welcome to join in this event and help us spread the message that it’s time to Think Babies. We are able to cover some travel costs for parents and early care and education providers of young children ages zero to three.

Registration is required. Please register at: StrollingThunderNC.eventbrite.com.

If you’d like to join us for Strolling Thunder and are interested in speaking to legislators, please tell us more about yourself below.

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* 1. I am a:

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* 2. Your contact information

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* 3. What is your child's name?

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* 4. Who is your travel companion and what is his/her relationship to you?

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* 5. What is your child's date of birth?

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* 6. In your own words, tell us about your family and/or your connection to early childhood:

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* 7. Do you have a personal experience or story you’d like to share as part of Strolling Thunder? Tell us a little bit about it:

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* 8. How are you an advocate for babies and families in your community?

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* 9. Why do you think it is important for NC’s legislators to Think Babies?

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* 10. Are you and your child available to travel to Raleigh, NC, on the morning of June 7, 2018? The Strolling Thunder event will begin at 8:00 am and meetings with legislators will be scheduled beginning at 9:30 am. There will be a group stroll around the General Assembly at 10am, and the event will be over by noon. You can attend as long as you can and join for any and all of the activities that morning; you do not have to stay the entire time in order to participate.

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* 11. Are you willing to speak to your own legislators about your family and experiences?

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* 12. Are you willing to speak to a legislator who does not represent your district?

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* 13. Would you like us to schedule a meeting with a legislator(s) for you?

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* 14. If not, do you plan to schedule a meeting with a legislator(s) on your own? Please let us know with whom you plan to schedule a meeting.

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* 15. We are asking participants to share their travels and experiences on social media. On which of the following platforms are you willing to share your Strolling Thunder experience? Check all that apply.

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* 16. How did you hear about Strolling Thunder? Please note referring organization.

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* 17. If you have questions about the event, ask them here and we’ll do our best to answer them.

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* 18. You will be asked to sign a release of information and a waiver at the event. Please check yes here to indicate that you understand and agree to this.

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