YOUR SUPPORT IS APPRECIATED
Two children die each day from drowning in the United States, and it is the leading cause of accidental death among children ages 1 to 4. While drowning can affect all children, it disproportionately affects minority communities, with 60% of African American and 48% of Hispanic/Latino children being unable to swim.
Many of these deaths are preventable by providing access to programs that teach basic water safety skills – programs like the Y’s Safety Around Water. Congress can help expand such programs by providing $5,000,000 for drowning prevention at the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Senate is now considering appropriations requests for FY2020. Please take a minute to send a letter to your Senators encouraging them to support funding for the CDC to begin to scale drowning prevention programs, like the Y’s Safety Around Water program, and advance other needed national and state strategies.
Please take a minute to send a letter to your Senator:
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