Child advocate named among most influential Arkansans
We’re pleased to see recognition for child advocacy — and especially for Rich Huddleston, head of our member group Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families. This week the Arkansas Times named Huddleston one of the most influential Arkansans, and highlighted the important work that child advocates are doing in the state.
“AACF may be best-known for the ARKids health insurance program for low-income children, which was created in the 1990s. Huddleston’s predecessor, Amy Rossi, was the foremost advocate for the program and won Gov. Mike Huckabee’s support. Mike Beebe, then a member of the state Senate, was a legislative leader for the program. Pre-kindergarten education is another cause for which AACF seeks and wins public funding.”