Whether you buy into the hoopla of Valentine’s Day or not, here are two quick and easy ways you can have a heart and share your love this week:
– Send a valentine to Congress to let them know you support quality, affordable childcare and early education.
Click on this Moms Rising link to access their online Valentine creation station. It enables you to send a message to Congress with some Valentine’s Day flair and have fun doing it at the same time.
Moms Rising is a non-profit organization that provides the public with easy ways to take part in family friendly activism. By sending this online valentine, you will be letting Congress know that families are struggling enough in this economy without having to worry about finding safe and affordable childcare and educational opportunities.
– If you’re a Valentine’s Day chocolate lover, please boycott Nestle’s products.
For a detailed description of why you should not support Nestle or any of their brands, please read this post by PhD in Parenting. A couple of the reasons you will come across are: 1) Nestle has knowingly promoted an infant formula that puts babies at risk. 2) They use suppliers that violate human rights and destroy the environment.
If you’re on Twitter, you can rally against Nestle by using the #noNestle hash tag. You can also voice your support on Facebook or your own blog.
If you would like to learn more about what really goes on in the chocolate industry, you can order a home screening kit of an excellent documentary called “The Dark Side of Chocolate” for $6. It includes discussion questions, so if you are a teacher, this would be a thought provoking classroom activity.
In the comments section below, please let me know if you have other suggestions for ways to share your love and activism this Valentine’s Day!