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An army for kids: SF nonprofit vows to boost their clout

Children on the Ballot

San Francisco Chronicle

By Joe Garofoli


In a chaotic, hyper-partisan election year, there might be one constituency everybody can agree to rally behind: kids.

The problem, as longtime child advocate Robert Fellmeth put it, is that “while everybody wants to be kissing babies, children are vastly underrepresented.” And ignored. Of the 501 questions moderators asked at the first 10 presidential debates, a Child and Family Policy Center study found that none asked about “the status and well-being” of children.

A well-respected San Francisco nonprofit with national reach — Common Sense Media— hopes to change that Wednesday …

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