Connolly Awarded Save the Children’s “Congressional Champion for Children” Honor
This week, Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) was presented with the Save The Children’s “Congressional Champion for Children" Award. The reception was held on Capitol Hill in front of more than 400 people. Also receiving awards were Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA).
“Thank you, Save the Children, for hosting this advocacy summit and presenting me with this special “Congressional Champion for Children Award,” said Connolly. “I am honored by this designation and proud to be a champion for children in need here in the United States and around the world.”
“If we are going to “Make America Great Again” we can't withdraw from the world. Ronald Reagan used to talk about making America that shining city upon a hill. What he meant was a beacon, a place people could look to for succor, human rights advocacy, and protection. Especially for those most vulnerable among us, our children,” Connolly added.
“The Save the Children Foundation promotes American prosperity and values by giving children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn, and protection from harm. You can always count on me to be your partner in Congress,” Connolly said.
“We thank you for your outstanding leadership, extraordinary commitment, and vigorous support for our nation’s children and for helping children in need around the world,” Carolyn Miles, President and Chief Executive Office of the Save the Children Foundation, wrote.
The event was part of the Save the Children Foundation’s 15th annual Advocacy Summit.