Every Child Deserves a Family Act Briefing
Sponsors of The Every Child Deserves a Family Act spoke out on the importance of the act, along with youth who experienced foster care and celebrity guests. Watch their full testimonies here:
Celebrity advocates Karamo Brown of Queer Eye and comedian Alec Mapa get personal on the importance of the Every Child Deserves a Family Act:
Comedian Alec Mapa Speaks Out
Karamo Brown of Queer Eye Shares His Personal Story on why the Every Child Deserves a Family Act is so very important
Youth who experienced foster care and leading foster care advocates share their personal stories, illustrating how the Every Child Deserves a Family Act would change lives:
Right now, our systems of care are overflowing with young bodies that are shuffled around to a breaking point where it's normal to fall through the cracks.
When you support the Every Child Deserves a Family Act, you are saying you believe in protecting the rights of all people, especially our children, regardless of their religious beliefs, sexual orientation, or gender identity.
We shouldn’t have to choose between indentifying as LGBTQ+ or two spirited and our families.
I want you to imagine for a second, the number of young people touched by the foster care system who could be walking the halls of Congress, if only they had the support of a family.
- Kristopher Sharp
What foster care did, and what a failed Indian Child Welfare Act did, was take away my tribal culture.
-Daryle Conquering Bear