“We are proud to support Gina Raimondo, a proven champion for kids in the Ocean State,” Kris Perry, president of Save the Children Action Network, said in an endorsement announcement slated to be released Wednesday.
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As the grandmother of three grandchildren, I see how expensive childcare has become in recent years, and I am concerned that Aurora families do not have the means to secure quality childcare, even though they must work.
Actress Jennifer Garner had a middle-class upbringing in Charleston, West Virginia, but was surrounded by generational poverty. She has teamed up with Save the Children to give rural kids a fighting chance.
Through my work with Save the Children over the past 10 years, I have had the great privilege of visiting families from all over the U.S. I want to give you an idea of what these homes look like so that you can really understand what kids living in rural poverty are up against.
Children have the ability to develop their literacy, mathematics and social skills before entering kindergarten. That is why it was so exciting to see the Chicago step up with a plan to create universal, full-day pre-K available for all the children of Chicago, regardless of family income.
While President Trump has signed an executive order revising his administration’s policy of separating children from their parents, it doesn’t address the more than 2,300 separated. If the administration won’t do that on its own, Congress must act to put the best interests of kids first.
Since 1990, the annual number of deaths of children under the age of five has been cut in half. This has largely been accomplished by expanding access to life-saving maternal and child health solutions, including trained health care workers, clean birthing practices, vaccines, nutritional supplements, and handwashing with soap.