Connecting Candidates to Kids
Election Day is less than three months away and we still aren’t hearing much from candidates at all levels about their plans to improve the lives of America’s children. Voices for America’s Children is working to change this through its national campaign to put children on the political agenda this year. All children deserve to be healthy, educated and safe and we must make children a priority by voting for candidates who choose to make investments in these areas. Some recent activities include:
- Voices for Utah’s Children reached out to voters in their state through this op-ed published in The Salt LakeTribune, informing them about many of the problems that children in their state are facing and what they can do to help.
- As part of last week’s launch of the “Vote for Kids New York” campaign, the Schuyler Center, Westchester Children’s Association and the Children’s agenda worked with Voices to develop an election guide for candidates, advocates, and voters.
- The Children’s Campaign in Florida was recently
cited for its efforts to increase awareness for the need to put children on the “campaign radar.”
- In Augusta, Voices for Georgia’s Children co-hosted a discussion among 12th District Congressional candidates to discuss their take on various child issues.
- The Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire recently hosted a forum in Concord, NH where the six candidates running for governor discussed children’s issues.
Many Voices members also have developed terrific electoral advocacy websites – we’ll give you a tour of some of them later this week.