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Anthony Green

Director, Public Policy

“Almost everyone has a lobbyist — but not kids — and if I could fulfill that role as their advocate to make them safe, wow, what a great job.”

Tony Green started his career as an award-winning reporter for a magazine, and has been involved in public service most of his career. A non-practicing, in-recovery attorney, he has worked in senior roles in the Congress, at the U.S. Embassy in Rome and as a “founding father” of the National Constitution Center on Philadelphia’s Independence Mall.

Blogs by Tony

TAKE ACTION! Flint, Michigan Kids Need Safe Water

Our children are entitled to drink and bathe in clean water. As we’ve read about in the news, the children of Flint, and all residents, don’t have access to clean, safe drinking water. 

Did you hear about the 75,000 Britax infant car seats that were recalled? We have the details here. 

Legislation Protects Kids in Car Seats

Pennsylvania passes nation’s fourth bill requiring rear-facing seating in cars up to age 2, an example of public servants meeting their greatest responsibility of protecting children. 

Opioids are the source of a crisis across the country. Please tell your representatives that you support HR 4969.

Evenflo Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats

Did you hear? Evenflo Company, Inc. just announced that they are recalling more than 56,000 Transitions 3-in-1 Combination Booster Seats. The booster seat is being recalled because the child can loosen the seat's harness, while in the car seat, which could lead to an increased risk of injury to the child in the event of a crash.

Designated Driver

When someone turns on the ignition of a car while under the influence of alcohol, all of us are at risk. That is especially true for kids who are along for the ride in a passenger seat, and others who share the roads with drivers.

concussion laws blog

Nine years ago, Zackery Lystedt was a playing football game with his team at Maple Valley Junior High. Zack went back into the game in the fourth quarter after a hard hit in the third. The game ended, his dad, Victor, ran out onto the field to congratulate Zach for a good play. Zack told his dad that his head hurt. Then, he said, he couldn't see, and then Zack collapsed onto the field.

city pedestrian safety blog

Innovative ways that communities are using to create safer streets. 

Safe Kids joined other child safety advocates to press for a law with the vision of collecting information on the whys, hows and numbers of infant death, and to create a nationwide standard for tragedy scene investigations and autopsies. The law is part of the legacy of the late Sen. Frank Lautenberg, a relentless fighter for kids. Its passage was thanks to the leadership of his fellow New Jersey lawmaker Frank Pallone, who led the fight in the House of Representatives, and Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-Maine) and Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio).

Keep your kids safe in the pool

Water, summer and kids having fun are synonymous. That was true for me when I was young, whether it involved a swimming pool, the ocean or even a big scoop of water ice in my native Philadelphia.


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