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Every Child Matters Launches Digital Dialogue

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE — December 5th, 2019 CONTACT: Bri Steirer; 515-237-0339; [email protected] Des Moines, IOWA (December 4, 2019) – Today, Every Child Matters and the Iowa Children’s Policy Coalition are launching their Digital Dialogue, a new feature aimed at promoting more robust discussion of children’s issues among presidential candidates throughout the 2020 presidential election. Digital […]

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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 […]

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Mainely Kids

Impact of the Affordable Care Act in Maine Thousands of Mainers have gained coverage, and hundreds of thousands more have had their coverage substantially improved. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released an extensive compilation of state-level data illustrating the substantial improvements in health care for all Americans over the last six years. […]

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States Making Progress on Paid Leave in 2019

While the U.S. remains the only industrialized nation without guaranteed paid family leave, several states and cities have taken matters into their own hands. Supported by mounting evidence that paid parental leave improves the health and educational outcomes and boosts worker retention and household wages, comprehensive paid leave plans are being crafted into law in […]

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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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  • Scenes from Record-Breaking Polk County Steak Fry

    Colorado Senator Michael Bennet stated that he would provide universal pre-k for three and four year olds, and focus on reducing childhood poverty. Former Vice President Joe Biden talked about his plans to provide pre-K to every three to five year old. Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro said that he plans on making universal child […]

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  • We’re Back in New Hampshire!

    I’m thrilled to announce that Every Child Matters has rejuvenated a long-standing partnership in the first presidential primary state. Renowned champions for children are joining us to put kids first via candidate encounters and voter mobilization—in New Hampshire! WATCH: Cady asks Tulsi Gabbard how she plans to address the cost of childcare and support teachers […]

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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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