Vote With Kids in Mind

VOTING WITH KIDS IN MIND MEANS:

Affordable High Quality Child Care for ALL

Inadequate child care results in poor nurturing and the loss of potential, widening the learning gap as children move through elementary school, middle and high school and into adult life. What will you do to make sure that affordable, quality child care is available for ALL CHILDREN?

SAFE, STABLE HOUSING

Children do not belong in homeless shelters and substandard, unsafe housing. What can be

done to expand the availability of housing policies and supports, such as vouchers?

SECURE RELATIONSHIPS

Children need parents. Separation from their parents causes poor social, emotional and physical health long into the future. What can be done to ensure that all children have safe, secure relationships?

CHILD POVERTY

One out of four children under five lives in poverty and many more families are struggling to make ends meet. Many parents of young children are working two jobs, are working jobs without benefits, are being paid minimum wage. The United States is the only developed country that does not have a federal policy of paid maternity or paternity leave. What actions will you take to reduce multigenerational poverty since children born into poverty are likely to stay there throughout their lives?