Budget Proposal Would Eliminate Program Protecting Children
Lost in coverage of the Trump Administration’s budget proposal is its elimination of the Social Services Block Grant (SSBG) which provides necessary assistance to maltreated and foster children as well as low-income families seeking economic self-sufficiency. The recent release of Trump’s budget proposal produced major backlash from child advocates, as it slashes crucial programs millions […]Read More
Fired up and ready to go. But can the left keep it going?
Energized by Trump, thousands of groups have sprouted across the country The Washington Post | 3 May 2017 | BY SANDHYA SOMASHEKHAR IN VIRGINIA BEACH The room was full of strangers, but they had a common purpose. The retired pastors who cut their teeth on the civil rights movement. The sociology professor from a local […]Read More
Prevent Lead Poisoning
Please call your State Representatives and ask them to vote YES on SB 247 – Preventing Childhood Lead Poisoning – on Thursday. Here’s what to say: NH’s screening rates are far too low, meaning that many kids with lead poisoning are falling through the cracks and not receiving the protections they need. SB 247 will help […]Read More
Tell Rep. Young to Protect our Care
Congress is moving again to repeal the Affordable Care Act. The House GOP has modified its earlier repeal bill and is expected to vote on health care again this week. The bill aims to win more support from a wider range of Congressional members, to the detriment of our children and families. Iowa’s 3rd District […]Read More
Thunderclap: We NEED affordable child care!
On Tuesday, April 25th, advocates from across the country will be rallying at the Capitol to make high-quality, affordable child care a national priority. Raise your voice with us by signing up for our Thunderclap. What is a thunderclap? It’s a tool that lets us send lots of tweets/Facebook posts at the exact moment that […]Read More
Have you heard about the new Community Solutions Fund?
The Community Solutions Fund for Healthy Child Development was supported by the Minnesota Voice Coalition and Every Child Matters in Minnesota to address racial disparities in our state. The fund will be overseen by a Community Solutions Advisory Council made up of community leaders and childhood experts. They will provide outreach, technical assistance, and development […]Read More
Get to know MFIP
The Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) is the Minnesota’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. MFIP decreases financial barriers for over 35,000 working families in Minnesota by providing a number of benefits including food and income support. Some highlights of the program include: Working with a job counselor to create an employment plan Support […]Read More
Child Care Every child has the right to high-quality care. In Minnesota, 74 percent of children under six have all parents in the workforce, making affordable, high-quality child care a necessity. Every Child Matters in Minnesota pressures state lawmakers to increase state funding for child care and ensure that all children have the care they […]Read More
Take Action: Child Care National Call-in Day
Join Every Child Matters and our partner organizations today, Thursday, March 30 for a national call-in day for child care. We’re all working hard to demonstrate the need for overall discretionary funding levels—including funding for health, human services, and education programs—that allow sufficient investments in critical programs for children and families. Today, we are having a […]Read More
#Message2Mulvaney Partner Toolkit
Mick Mulvaney, Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), wants to eliminate before- and afterschool programs that serve over 1.6 million kids because he believes the programs don’t work. This is simply not true. Before and after school programs are proven to improve students’ academic performance. Defunding these programs would harm the children […]Read More