Former Vice President Joe Biden held an event in Clinton, IA on June 12th. Our advocates, Jill Applegate and Emilee Harris, attended his speech and caught up with him at the rope line.
During his address to the crowd, Biden talked about early childhood education and making sure that quality education is accessible and equal for everyone. He states that he plans on readjusting and increasing the funding towards education, including making early education available for all children.
To hear Biden’s full speech about education, watch the video below.
After his speech, children’s advocate Emilee Harris was able to meet Biden at the rope line and ask him what he planned to do to improve developmental care for children aged 0-3.
Biden said that he plans to send social workers into every home and to address the issues with the foster care system. To hear Biden’s full answer to the question above, watch the following video.
We talked to @JoeBiden about #EarlyEd at a campaign stop in Clinton, IA! We want to learn more, so we've invited him to our Facebook Live Candidate Conversation Series. #IACaucus4Kids pic.twitter.com/idVbSRvH3D— Every Child Matters in Iowa (@ECMIowa) June 13, 2019
— Every Child Matters in Iowa (@ECMIowa) June 12, 2019
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