Use these additional resources.  
Legislative -- The site includes information about the appropriate government agencies to contact, and provides and contact information. Links contain contact information for U.S. Senators and Representatives, as well as the President, Vice-President, and other elected officials. -- This site provides the daily House and Senate schedules, including committee schedules. Provides current status of all bills and a directory of legislators. Offers information on communicating with members of Congress and their staff, the legislative process, and more. -- Includes information about the President, Vice-President and First Lady. The Administration's initiatives are highlighted. Information about how to contact the President is also provided. -- This site links to voter registration, the governor's home page, current Senate legislation, and Iowa law. Also includes a link to Project Vote Smart, which provides unbiased, accurate information about political candidates in terms of their backgrounds, positions on major issues, and other areas. -- The Library of Congress site provides daily information on congressional activity, Congress in the news, the latest floor action, bill summaries, congressional records, and committee information. -- This is the Congressional Research Services site. It assists with information about Congress, introducing bills, committee actions, floor action, presidential actions, and the federal budget process. Elected officials take notice when you write letters or e-mails, call, visit or attend community meetings. Find contact information for your state and federal elected officials and for talking points you can use in your message. -- This is the National Conference of State Legislatures home page. It provides information on state legislators and staff, NCSL meetings, state and federal relations, legislative policy issues and publications. -- This is the website for the American Bar Association's Center on Children and the Law. It offers reports, policy statements, legislation, and court decisions, as well as discussion groups and links to related sites. 


Child Advocacy -- Prevent Child Abuse America is a national organization that promotes education and awareness as child abuse prevention methods. Their Advocacy Program is active on national, state, and local levels. -- Prevent Child Abuse Iowa offers statistics, the child abuse reporting hotline’s number, a calendar of events, and links to parenting resources, including a section "Just for Dads". -- Prevent Child Abuse Illinois provides child abuse prevention information for parents, professionals, and communities, as well as a listing of special events and frequently asked questions about reporting abuse. -- Voices for Illinois Children is a children's advocacy group that rallies support for public policies that benefit children, such as education, family economic security, and health. -- Children's Defense Fund educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventative investment. -- Stop Family Violence Now serves as the people's voice for family peace. It includes a section on the legislative process, voting records of local legislators, and various resources for families needing assistance (domestic violence, child abuse, elder abuse). -- The Annie E. Casey Foundation's mission is to foster public policies, human service reforms, and community supports that more effectively meet the needs of today's vulnerable children and families. They provide financial support to major systems serving disadvantaged children and families, as well as sponsoring neighborhood transformation projects and a wide range of local, state, and national projects that contribute to strong families and neighborhoods. -- The Child Welfare League of America is the nation's oldest and largest membership-based child welfare organization. They are committed to engaging people everywhere in promoting the well-being of children, youth, and their families, and protecting every child from harm.