Authors & Illustrators for Children is an organization of authors and illustrators of children's books (and their friends) who are dedicated to enhancing the world for children.
Authors & Illustrators for Children values a government that cares for children's needs and plans for the needs of future generations.
We believe children have the right to quality education, health care and a clean environment.
We believe that children should be encouraged to think and dream, and that the freedom to express their ideas and dreams is a human right.
We believe personal responsibility should be taught by example at all levels.
We Create Children's Books Because We Care About Children-That's Why We're Voting For John Kerry
Created in 2004, AIC supported the John Kerry for President campaign because we believed he was the candidate that best represented our values.
Over 400 Authors & Illustrators lent their names to an advertisement which was placed in national publications targeted at teachers, as well as newspaper and periodical ads in swing states.
The characters we create inspire our readers. The character he possesses will inspire a nation. Join over 1300 authors and illustrators for children. Vote for Barack Obama.
Our 2008 campaign for Barack Obama attracted more than 1300 members.
Our focus in 2008 was the creation of a television ad which we placed on TV stations in swing states (primarily Ohio): http://youtu.be/uCGOcIxSqUA.
Members are defined as published children's authors and illustrators.
Our 2012 campaign focused on the reelection of Barack Obama in a three-pronged approach: 1) via our 30-second TV spot in swing states (primarily Florida), 2) through an intensive Internet campaign (both paid ads and through social networking) and 3) by encouraging our members to work for local candidates who supported Obama's efforts to address the critical issues of healthcare, education, the environment, and personal rights.
Authors and Illustrators for Children is a registered non-profit organization. Contributions to AIC are not deductible for federal income tax purposes. Federal EIN 20-1490861.
We accept donations which we use to place online ads targeting teachers, booksellers and librarians-professionals who will recognize the names of our author/illustrator members. Everyone who works at AIC is an unpaid volunteer.
Donations may be made through PayPal :
Or by sending checks to:
Authors and Illustrators for Children
1097 Aviation Blvd,
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
April (www.aprilwayland.com) writes, teaches, plays the fiddle, attempts to train her doofus dog and hikes. Her main talent is collecting very smart friends who are changing the world.
Bruce intends to continue writing (brucebalan.com), sailing (brucebalan.com/migrations)and changing the world as best he can.
Bruce (www.brucecoville.com) divides his time between writing strange books for wonderful children (or perhaps wonderful books for strange children, he's never sure which) and trying to convince friends, family, and random acquaintances that politics may be messy and dirty, but opting out is not an option, since it means abandoning your responsibility to the future of our children.
Janet (www.janetwong.com) is a poet whose dream is to have kids all over the country talking with their grandparents and parents about election issues (and even filling out absentee ballots together).
Born under the sign of Libra, Gabrielle's scales tilt from the serious to the child-like at any given time. Put her in the kitchen and you'll get a delicious meal with whatever ingredients are at hand. In her home studio she loves painting her doodles, but in her quiet time, she'll be meditating for the enlightenment of every sentient being.
Denise writes rhyming picture books and middle grade adventures. Back in the Ice Age, she used to direct children’s television for Disney. She came out of showbiz retirement to help shoot AIC’s 2012 youtube/commercial spot because, well, rolling her eyes and grumbling at her television set after hearing the latest ‘political sound bite’ didn’t seem quite enough. Plus, she likes to hang out with folks who champion kids and try to change the world.
Kevan is an illustrator and writer of children's books. He is also an animator and designer and political geek. His bucket list includes, "make a positive difference in the world." And "see a baby manatee."
Rebecca writes books for babies, children, and teens. She is a librarian, a mom, and a Pittsburgher.
Candace writes picture books in her head while cycling daily along the L.A. River. She's excited to help a fellow picture book author and Occidental College alum in his quest to maintain his "1600 Pennsylvania Avenue" address for the next four years.
Bobbie spends her days supporting authors, illustrators and other amazing children's book professionals in their marketing efforts.
& many, many volunteers!