Head Start Advocates Take Budget Battle to the Streets, on the Air and to Facebook and Twitter

Ron Herndon with Tommy Sherriden

The battle is old but some of the tactics are new. Head Start has faced threats of budget cuts many times before. But this time they have added new media and social media to their arsenal of tools to mobilize their supporters and apply pressure to legislators. In this NHSA Radio segment, the chairman of the board for the National Head Start Association goes on the air to offer three things operators, parents and advocates can do to save Head Start from devastating budget cuts. How will a new crop of legislators respond to a new kind of of public pressure accelerated and amplified by new media and social media?

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May 8, 2009
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Ron Herndon has served as chairman of the National Head Start Association since July 1993. As chairman, he serves as an ambassador representing the needs of the Head Start community to members of Congress, the administration, and the general public. He also provides guidance and leadership to the 49-member board that sets policy and determines direction for the association.
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