Questions for the Candidates

Feel free to choose these questions vetted for non-profit, non-partisan organization employees or pose your own.

  1. “What would you do to close the opportunity gap for the millions of children now being left behind?”
  2. “What will you do to improve access and availability to quality and affordable child care for working families?
  3. “What would you do to ensure every child has access to a high-quality pre-school education?”
  4. “What would you do to make college more affordable for those who want to go?”
  5. “What would you do to ensure the safety and well-being of all children living in the U.S.?”
  6. “What would you do to ensure that every child has access to the best available medical and dental care?”

In the videos below, Every Child Matters staffers ask candidates about important kids’ issues:

Jill Applegate, an organizer with Every Child Matters in Iowa, asks presidential candidate Donald Trump about child care at a televised campaign event in Newton. The exchange made headlines in the Washington Post, Time, and the Huffington Post.

MacKenzie Nicholson, an organizer with Every Child Matters in New Hampshire, asks presidential candidate and Ohio Governor John Kasich about children’s safety at a campaign event in her state.