In June, the Iowa AARP hosted a round of forums for the 2020 presidential candidates, in which they were all posed questions from the moderators and the audience. A few of our coalition members attended on our behalf, and were able to get questions to the candidates.
At the top of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s time block, children’s advocate Tom Larkin asked Gillibrand what she planned to do to protect Iowa’s children from gun violence. In the video above, Senator Gillibrand proposes a series of weapon limitations and regulations, as well as the empowerment of children and grandparents through political reform.
We know that Iowa seniors with children and grandchildren care about those family members’ needs as much as their own, as well as the opportunities and hardships of kids and grandkids in their families.
That’s why we weren’t surprised that older Iowa voters joined others in most commonly selecting kids as a high priority in a reputable survey recently.
The Children’s Policy Coalition is calling on every presidential candidate to address the issues affecting children and families. Candidate responses are shared here for informational purposes only. The Children’s Policy Coalition does not endorse candidates or parties. We’re caucusing for kids!