Child Advocacy Group Hosts Legislative Forum

A week after announcing bad news regarding the city’s child poverty rate, the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition will host the Bridgeport Children’s Issues Dialogue 2012, Tuesday 6:30 – 8 p.m. at Mount Aery Baptist Church, 73 Frank Street. Several members of the city’s state legislative delegation are expected to participate as well as more than 100 parents and community and business leaders.

Participants will talk about the impact violence has on Bridgeport’s children, education, health care and community. Discussion will also focus on ways in which the Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition can work with the community on what Bridgeport children and families need to make a safer community.

The Bridgeport Child Advocacy Coalition is collection of organizations, parents and neighborhood leaders addressing the well-being of Bridgeport’s children through research, advocacy, community education, and mobilization. www.BCACCT.org

This annual event is an opportunity for Bridgeport-area legislators to report on the outlook at the state level and discuss issues important to Bridgeport’s children and families with community members.

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