Putting children on campaign radar in FL
Around 22 percent of American children live in poverty. So why are we talking about child poverty only 2 percent of the time? That’s what we asked in our recent report, which found that children’s issues hardly came up during the months of primary candidate debates for the presidency.
But The Children’s Campaign, our Florida member organization, is working to raise children’s issues to prominence in the 2012 election. Roy Miller, the group’s president, figures that children’s issues are complex and don’t boil down to talking points, but that’s no excuse for neglecting important topics like poverty, foster care, and school readiness.
“Problems aren’t going to go away; they’re just going to get worse. We’re going to invest in failure instead of success. These are the children that during campaign cycles are kind of out of sight, out of mind,” Miller is quoted in an article on the campaign.
Check out our Kids in the 2012 Election page to learn more!