Nicholas Kristof’s column was the start of what I hope will be a large outcry from Americans, demanding that elected officials invest in our most precious resource, our children.
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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.
In an effort to raise awareness about socioeconomic inequalities that are robbing children of their childhoods, Save the Children released a new report, "Growing Up Rural in America," which details why child poverty is particularly dire in the rural U.S.
Child care is a critical component of a high-quality education early in life. That's why we're proud to co-sponsor the bipartisan Colorado House Bill 1208, which provides a refundable tax credit to families making $60,000 or less annually with child care expenses.
I strongly believe that all children deserve a strong start in life. And I'm not alone. A vast majority of likely voters in Tennessee who responded to a recent poll commissioned by Save the Children Action Network said they are more likely to vote for a candidate who supports investments in high-quality early childhood education.
Save the Children has released its second annual End of Childhood Report, which examines some of the reasons why the youngest citizens around the world — and here in Kentucky — are missing out on the childhoods they deserve.