Since 1990, the NC Child Fatality Task Force has brought legislators together with health and safety experts to craft policies that save children’s lives, resulting in a 45% decrease in North Carolina’s child fatality rate since the Task Force’s inception. Despite this history of success, a small set of state house members snuck a provision in the state budget bill that would have eliminated the Task Force in 2014. When NC Child discovered the provision, it organized a quick, comprehensive response—it mobilized allies and provided them with data-driven communications materials; it reached out to the press to expose the provision; and, it provided legislators with solid data and talking points. During the floor debate, Republicans and Democrats referenced NC Child materials while speaking in favor of saving the Task Force. Ultimately, the state House voted overwhelmingly to preserve the Child Fatality Task Force.