Just two and a half weeks ago, we launched this petition to President Obama, asking him to set the terms for deficit reduction negotiation by protecting programs serving children and their families. Thanks to so many of you, we beat our original goal of 5,000 signatures before the holiday. We sent your message to the White House and then, we raised the bar. We set out to double the support for children and accomplished it with you in just two days. Over 10,000 strong, we can't stop now. Let's be sure that America does not balance the budget on the backs of children!