|This Months Awareness
Who should you I vote for?
Are you still not sure who the best candidate for kids is, or why you should dedicate your vote to kids? Below you can see some of the issues kids are facing today, as well as sites that are dedicated to comparing the candidates platforms.
What’s going on Nationally
Click here to view a disturbing video that ECM has released. The video is meant to spread awareness of child abuse deaths, which we encourage you to view and share with your friends. Your voice is a very powerful asset in the fight against child abuse deaths, and any effort you can make will be very helpful.
To put these deaths into perspective: in the ten years since the start of the Afghanistan war, 2,000 U.S. military personnel have given their lives. At the same time, more than 20,000 U.S. kids were killed in their own homes by a family caregiver. Homeland Insecurity is a reality for millions of American children.
What’s going on State Wide
Twenty-one percent, or nearly one million New York children under the age of eighteen are living in families struggling to make ends meet with annual incomes under $24,000 for a family of four. This disturbing rate of poverty is falling under the radar of election-season rhetoric.
What’s going on Locally
Childcare on Long Island is under attack. In both Suffolk and Nassau counties childcare subsidies are being drastically decreased, leaving many without child care or with an inadequate substitute. Click here
to read about the importance of child care.
There are great resources online that compare the presidential, state, and local candidates positions on issues America faces.
Among the great resources are:
Remember, you can use your vote to elect candidates that will invest in our children.