Important to protect children, advocates tell Rotary.
News Story (Ohio)
January 24, 2017
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Tags: Children & Juvenile, Health Care
Organizations mentioned/involved: Advocates for Basic Legal Equality (ABLE) (Ohio)
An Advocates for Basic Legal Equality representative called on Rotary Club of Toledo members Monday for help fighting poverty in the inner city and other less privileged communities.
“It is critical that we identify the areas where we can have the most impact … and then [act] through changing social and economic conditions and legal interventions,” said Aneel Chablani, ABLE’s director of advocacy. “That’s also work that can be adopted through community leadership organizations like Rotary.”
Mr. Chablani told about 200 Rotary members at the club’s noon luncheon in the Park Inn ballroom that it is important to focus those poverty-fighting efforts on critical issues such as pediatric chronic asthma and children’s exposure to lead.