D.A.T.S.M.O.M. Founder’s Speech at the 2018 Child Care Aware of America Symposium

Delivering a powerful message and sharing Conner’s and dozens of other’s child care stories on the “Day on the Hill” made a lasting first impression. It is an honor to be the first family advocates from Alabama represented at this longstanding symposium and rally.

The energy, momentum and knowledge exchanged during this week-long advocacy experience will forever be etched in our hearts and minds. From the hustle and bustle down the Senate and House hallways meeting with 12 lawmakers and staff members, to the intimate “Sharing your Stories” breakout sessions, to talking with Child Care Aware of America board members at the Gala and to the fire that was lit at the rally, every experience gave us encouragement to continue moving forward on our advocacy journey.