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Children’s Budget Coalition Releases Official Statement on President’s FY 18 Budget Blueprint

| March 15, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 16, 2017 (WASHINGTON, D.C.) – The Children’s Budget Coalition (CBC) released an official statement in response to the President’s Fiscal Year


National Supporters of Voluntary Home Visiting Kick Off Campaign as Time Nears for Congress to Reauthorize MIECHV

| March 14, 2017 |

Widely Praised, Evidence-Based Program Must Be Reauthorized by End of September WASHINGTON, D.C. – March 14, 2017—Parents like Elizabeth Eddings, a mother of three


Using Tax Reform to Lift Children Out of Poverty

| March 14, 2017 |

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 14, 2017 WASHINGTON, D.C. – A powerful coalition today released a paper that offers lawmakers a blueprint for using tax


Federal Spending on Child Poverty Meager, But Root Causes Must Be Found: Experts Agree

| March 2, 2017 |

YouthToday 3/2/17 By John Holland WASHINGTON — The war on poverty and an array of social welfare measures that followed over the last half-century


Pushback Starts Against Possible Medicaid Makeover

| February 23, 2017 |

MedPage Today 2/22/17 By Shannon Firth Advocates for children, the elderly, and those with disabilities are gearing up to urge state governors and Congress


Opioid Epidemic Leads to Foster Care Crisis in Many States

| December 28, 2016 |

RT 12/28/16 Across the United States, the opioid epidemic isn’t just affecting addicts. It’s hurting their children, who are going into an increasingly beleaguered


Left Behind: Trump’s Immigration Plans Could Spur Uptick in Foster Care Numbers

| December 19, 2016 |

Chronicle of Social Change 12/19/16 By Beth Cortez-Neavel President-elect Donald Trump made clear in a recent interview that he plans to deport between two and three million


Children Need Us Now, More Than Ever

| November 21, 2016 |

Child’s World America 11/10/16 By Bruce Lesley In focus groups in Des Moines, Iowa, and Las Vegas, Nevada, a few years ago, voters were


Trump Presidency Could Reshape Policies for Children and Youth

| November 9, 2016 |

Youth Today 11/9/16 WASHINGTON — Donald Trump’s presidential victory could significantly reshape policies for youth and families during the next four years. During the


Kids in the Presidential Campaigns: How the Front-runners Stack Up on Children’s Issues

| October 7, 2016 |

YouthToday By Allen Fennewald 9/7/16 James Steyer, CEO and founder of Common Sense Media, sent a letter Wednesday to CNN’s Anderson Cooper and ABC