Candidate Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet

On Saturday, September 14th, our Caucus for Kids campaign sat down with Colorado Senator Michael Bennet as part of our Facebook Live Candidate Conversation Series, which you can watch here. We were delighted to be hosted at the Iowa Association for the Education of Young Children's office in Des Moines, Iowa. Bennet responded to questions … Continue reading Candidate Conversation with Senator Michael Bennet

Facebook LIVE Candidate Conversation with Governor Steve Bullock

Our “Caucus for Kids” campaign sat down last Friday, September 13th, in Iowa with Montana Governor and presidential hopeful Steve Bullock for a Facebook-Live discussion of issues affecting children. The broadcast, part of our “Candidate Conversation” series and viewable here, took place at New Horizons Academy child care center in Des Moines.   Bullock responded … Continue reading Facebook LIVE Candidate Conversation with Governor Steve Bullock

Caucus for Kids campaign hosts children and families roundtable with Sec. Julián Castro

On August 21st, the Caucus for Kids campaign held our Facebook Live candidate conversation with Former HUD Secretary Julián Castro at Conmigo Early Education Center in Des Moines. We were joined by our advocates, teachers of Conmigo, students and parents of students as well. https://youtu.be/Uup_w3vmjAM?t=1 Children's advocate Emilee Harris asked Castro what actions he would … Continue reading Caucus for Kids campaign hosts children and families roundtable with Sec. Julián Castro

Candidate Conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton

On Monday, July 15th, the Children's Policy Coalition held their second round table discussion of their Facebook Live Candidate Conversation series with Congressman Seth Moulton. Member of the Caucus for Kids campaign, Emilee Harris asked Moulton what he would do as president to create health care options for all children in America. Moulton stated that … Continue reading Candidate Conversation with Congressman Seth Moulton

Candidate Conversation with John Delaney

On Saturday, July 13th, members of the Children's Policy Coalition met with Congressman John Delaney to host the round table discussion that would kick off our Facebook Live Candidate Conversation series. After a brief introduction, Caucus for Kids member Emilee Harris asked Delaney what he would do as president to ensure that all children had … Continue reading Candidate Conversation with John Delaney

Just Kidding: Children in the Debates

Last week, twenty Democratic candidates took the stage in Florida to participate in the first debates of the 2020 election cycle. The topics ranged from immigration to gun control, and included the usual hot-button issues such as health care and climate change. No moderator questions explicitly mentioned children. Partly as a result, children and children’s … Continue reading Just Kidding: Children in the Debates

Heartland Forum brings Democratic focus to rural America

Dickinson County News | April 2, 2019 Five candidates lay out their vision for bringing the Heartland back into the fold The Democratic Party seems to know one thing for certain: that the road to winning in 2020 runs through rural America. Storm Lake's Buena Vista University became an intersection on that highway in the … Continue reading Heartland Forum brings Democratic focus to rural America

Five Questions for Presidential Candidates

It’s 2019, and that means that presidential candidates are making their announcements, staffing up their campaigns, and making their way to Iowa to win over caucus-goers. This is the period when the policy platforms of each candidate—and the key issues of the campaign overall—begin to take shape. As Iowa organizations who serve and represent children, … Continue reading Five Questions for Presidential Candidates

2020 Presidential Candidates Are Coming to Iowa

As the first-in-the-nation caucus state, Iowa gets a lot of attention from presidential candidates. The Iowa caucus season is already in full swing, with several 2020 hopefuls recently tossing their names into the ring: Elizabeth Warren, Julian Castro, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Tulsi Gabbard to name a few. Undeclared yet notables like Jeff Merkley and Eric Swalwell … Continue reading 2020 Presidential Candidates Are Coming to Iowa