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What is a Proclamation?

A proclamation is an official document granting or proclaiming recognition of a person, place or thing. Proclamations are granted at the discretion of the government and often involve "naming" a day or specific period of time in recognition of the honoree.


Why is a CEH Day Proclamation important?

Obtaining a proclamation for October 11, 2018 as CEH Day from your governor or mayor is a show of their support for the right of all children to have access to clean air and water, safer food and products, and healthy environments and it helps raise awareness for children’s environmental health. Oftentimes, it is a commitment made at the state and local levels that most affect children in our communities, and that drive progress and ultimately lead to change at the federal level. 


Mobilizes society and ignites action 

Lastly, a Proclamation that recognizes October 11, 2018 as CEH Day is a stepping stone for further actions that reduce children’s exposure to environmental hazards, educates parents and others charged with safeguarding a child’s welfare, and generates the momentum necessary to spark political change. Each year state and city governments can re-commit to CEH Day in October with proclamations and assess their progress in addressing key children’s environmental health issues important to their constituents.


Obtained a Proclamation? Use it!
If you have successfully obtained a proclamation for CEH Day, October 12, 2017 from your mayor or governor, thank you, and great work! Now let’s put that proclamation to work in helping to advance important campaigns affecting children’s environmental health in your community. Download our Proclamation Advocacy Toolkit for some sample social media messages (use hashtag: #CEHDay365), sample scripts for contacting your elected officials, and other ideas for making the most of your obtained proclamation. An updated toolkit for 2018 proclamations will be posted here by Oct. 1, 2018.

Obtained CEH Day 2018 Proclamations

State Proclamations


New York


City Proclamations

Tuscon, AZ

Alexandria, VA

Ocean City, NJ