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Save the Children Action Network Disappointed in New Hampshire Budget which Fails to Prioritize Children and Families
Save the Children Action Network is deeply disappointed in the New Hampshire state budget, released today. The budget cuts nearly nine million dollars from the New Hampshire Child Care Scholarship Program. The budget also withdraws an amendment put forward by Senator Becky Whitley which would have provided child care providers scholarship funds based on a child’s enrollment, rather than attendance, a provision crucial as New Hampshire recovers from the pandemic, a time when child absentee rates are higher than usual.
Save the Children is pleased to endorse the bipartisan Summer Meals Alternative Relief and Transportation (SMART) Act being introduced in Congress today by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Cory Booker (D-NJ). The SMART Act would ensure children in rural communities and other hard-to-reach areas have access to nutritious meals during the summer months when school meals are not accessible. Currently, at the end of the school year, only 14 percent of eligible low-income children receive meals through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP), often because they cannot access meal distribution sites due to distance or lack of transportation. The SMART Act would work to address this by establishing an alternate food distribution service option, direct home delivery.
In response to yesterday's announcement that the Biden administration will begin to reunite families separated under the prior administration, Janti Soeripto, Save the Children President and CEO, issued the following statement
One year after COVID-19 took hold in the U.S., we see light on the horizon, and it looks like things could finally be aligning for Tennessee’s most vulnerable families.
New Hampshire is in a child care crisis.
Lacey Daniell-Miller, New Mexico State Director of the Save the Children Action Network New Mexico, on the Land Grant Permanent Fund and Helping to Getting HJR1 Passed through the State Senate.
A new national poll by Save the Children Action Network found 87% of voters support providing enough federal assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak to make sure child care providers can pay their bills.
Deborah Merrill DePaoli is the South Carolina State Manager for Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). This winter, she spoke with Erin Live on the Air about SCAN's work to help children in the U.S. and around the world survive and thrive.
Many families in the U.S. live in child care deserts -- areas where it is nearly impossible to access quality care for their children. We must urge Congress to fix this and #Care4ChildCare.
Child mortality rates have fallen by more than half, from 12.7 million under-5 deaths in 1990, to 5.6 million in 2016. U.S. leadership and foreign assistance played instrumental roles in this achievement, saving the lives of millions of children around the world.
SCAN crafted this prospectus to help 2018 midterm election candidates of both parties amplify an agenda for early childhood, to help kids survive and thrive.
This report higlights Save the Children Action Network's efforts as the political voice for kids in 2016.