Another Debate about Children’s Issues

Since last September, Every Child Matters NH has been out on the primary campaign trail talking with candidates about how they would tackle the big issues facing children.

Sarah Sadowski with Every Child Matters attended the Presidential Debate in Manchester, New Hamsphire.

We were thrilled to attend the eighth presidential debate at Saint Anselm College with our partner Save the Children Action Network, and we were elated when the debate closed with a question on child poverty put forward by our friends at the Children’s Defense Fund. The audience at the debate was clearly eager to hear candidate plans and several proposals garnered enthusiastic applause at the end of the three-hour event. It’s clear that voters want to hear about policies that will invest in children and families.

For months we’ve been asking candidates tough questions about how their plans will impact the well-being of children and we were pleased to play a role in amplifying the CDF’s question and reporting candidate answers in real time via the #WeCareDebate hashtag on Twitter. Didn’t catch all the candidate answers? Watch to video below to see the candidates discuss child poverty.

Today Granite Staters will cast their ballots and voters deserve to know where candidates stand on issues such as childcare and early education, health, and equal opportunities for all our children.