WHO: Hundreds of parents and kids from Common Sense Kids Action and MomsRising.org, along with legislators including Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento) and Ed Chau (D-Monterey Park), and community supporters such as advocate Christine Pelosi
WHAT: Common Sense and MomsRising will host a day of action on behalf of California’s future: our kids. Families from cities from San Diego to Sacramento will march and rally around the capitol to demand the Legislature prioritize the well-being of kids, including with an immediate expansion of child care resources and early childhood education programs.
In the wake of the national debate about the impact of online and social media -- with issues including data theft, privacy violations, false information, and health impacts -- the groups will also call for significant protections of the digital well-being of kids, something that is being largely ignored by both Congress and many companies.
Advocates will be supporting key bills on digital well-being, including:
- AB 2662 (Chau), supporting research on the health impacts of social media on kids
- SB 830 (Bill Dodd, D-Napa) and SB 947 (Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara), teaching kids digital citizenship skills
- SB 1001 (Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys), requiring transparency of bots online
Following the march and rally, parents will visit their representatives to advocate for legislation that is "For Kids." For a list of For Kids bills in California, visit commonsense.org/kids-action.
WHERE: California State Capitol, north steps
1315 10th St., Sacramento, CA 95814
WHEN: Monday, April 23. At 9:15 a.m. the kids leave the north steps to march around the lawn, then return. At 10:45 a.m., the rally starts.
About Common Sense Kids Action:
Common Sense Kids Action is the advocacy arm of Common Sense, the nation's leading nonprofit dedicated to helping kids thrive in today's digital world. With tens of millions of users, Common Sense empowers parents, teachers, and policymakers by providing unbiased information, trusted advice, and innovative tools to help them harness the power of media and technology to be a positive force in kids' lives.