The Children’s Voice

The Children’s Voice is a monthly newsletter from the Council sent out via email.   Archived copies are listed below.  Want to be included on our mailing list – sign up via the contact form in the right hand column.

Questions about your subscription?  Contact LuAnn Ritsema, Director of Communication and Marketing


February – Honoring Black History 

January – Resolved: Children First


December – No Matter How Small

November – Filling Philanthropy’s Stocking

October – Celebrating the Heroes and Heroines Among Us

September – The Anniversary of Truth 

August – Moving Forward Together for Children 

July – North Carolina Raises the Age!

June – Appointments, Awards, Action Alerts and More 

May – Not for Adults Alone: Children’s Rights and the Promise of Gault

April – An Open Letter to the Opportunity Task Force

March – HB 280 – The Right Thing To Do

February – A Night for Children’s Rights 

January – MLK and The Fierce Urgency of Now


December – After Stillness, Say the Word Aloud

November – Gratitude, Hope, and the Long Arc to Justice

October – Children Come First: Then, Now, Always

September – Momentum Grows for Raise the Age

Summer – July/August – A Unifying Conversation

June – Good News From Raleigh 

May – You Can Impact Children

April – Protecting All Children – Thoughts on HB2

March – We Must Stand For Children – A Night for Children’s Rights

February – We Need To Talk – And Listen

January — Good News (And Not So) from Raleigh 


December — Shine a Light For Children’s Rights

November – A Season of Gratitude

October – Celebrating Pro Bono Service

September – School Assignment, Part 2

August – Back to School for CMS

July – NC Proposed Budget

June – Looking Back and Looking Forward

May —  Taking it To Extremes

April — Child Abuse Awareness Month

March – Council Announces New Executive Director

February – James Ford, On The Path of Possibilities

January – Welcoming 2015


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K-2 suspension reductions a good first step, but…

K-2 suspension reductions a good first step, but…

The following letter to the Editor appeared in part in The Charlotte Observer on February 17, 2018. Dear Editor, Council for Children’s Rights has long advocated for reduction of suspensions in CMS. We spoke to the Board of Education (BOE) in favor of banning K-2...

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Spotlight on Service – Katten Muchin Rosemann

Spotlight on Service – Katten Muchin Rosemann

As with any partnership that grows from the personal commitment of individuals in an organization to a common cause, it is hard to pick an exact date when the partnership began between Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and Council for Children’s Rights, but we know it has...

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