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  • Fixing Iowa child care will take money, more regulation, panelists say

    Jason Clayworth, Des Moines Register Alleviating Iowa’s child care crisis requires an influx of money and expanded regulation, multiple attendees at a forum hosted Friday by U.S. Rep. Cindy Axne said. Solutions to the child care systems problems — accessibility, affordability and safety —are complex. But more financial resources and government and business focus on […]

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  • Kamala Harris’ ‘Children’s Agenda’ includes six months family leave, child-care cost cap

    CEDAR RAPIDS — Even with help from grandparents and scholarships, Elizabeth Kehret said she spends about $1,000 per month on child care for her two daughters. Expecting her third baby in December, the mother from Waterloo told presidential candidate Kamala Harris on Wednesday it’s a challenge not only to afford care, but to find it. “I […]

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  • Poll Reveals that Children’s Issues are Most Important to Iowa Voters for 2020

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Des Moines, IOWA (May 29, 2019) – Today at the Children and Families of Iowa Child Development Center, children’s policy leaders shared the results of a Selzer & Company poll with families, service providers, and advocates. 500 Iowans from diverse political affiliations, income levels, education backgrounds, and ages—selected from among those who […]

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  • 105,000 of Iowa’s children live in poverty — and it hasn’t gotten better in years, a new study says

    26 June 2018  |  By Kim Norvell, Des Moines Register More than one in seven Iowa children live in poverty — 105,000 in all — a number that has remained stubbornly stagnant despite extremely low unemployment, a new study says. While Iowa ranks fifth in the nation for the overall well-being of its children, its […]

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  • Women’s summit draws sold-out crowd

    Newsday  |  21 March 2018  |  BY VICTOR MANUEL RAMOS A summit conceived to bring together Long Island women of all backgrounds around critical issues in their communities has drawn a sold-out crowd to its first event, scheduled for March 24 at SUNY Old Westbury. The 300 spots for the first Women’s Diversity Summit have […]

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  • Cuts Will Hurt Kids

    St. Paul Pioneer Press | June 12, 2017 To the Editor: President Trump’s recently released budget proposal slashes programs that millions of Americans rely on for food, housing and health care. The administration justifies these cuts as pushing individuals toward economic self-sufficiency, but children will be hurt the most. Kids make up three-quarters of TANF […]

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  • Harbor Child Care honored at Every Child Matters Step Up for Kids Day on L.I.

    By The Island Now – October 5, 2017 On Saturday Sept. 23, 2017 Every Child Matters Annual Step Up for Kids Day on Long Island recognized and celebrated several outstanding individuals, centers and agencies who exemplify what it means to be a quality care provider, going above and beyond every day, in the development and […]

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  • Ernst on CHIP: “We need to reauthorize this program”

    Listen to Jill’s entire conversation with Senator Ernst in the audio file below.  

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  • Hundreds at Long Island service, vigil reflect on Charlottesville

    Newsday | 20 August 2017 | By Christine Chung and Valerie Bauman Hundreds of Long Islanders gathered in prayer and at a vigil to reflect on recent events that have intensified a national dialogue on race relations. In North Amityville, more than 150 people attended a community vigil and call to action against racism at […]

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  • 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 […]

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